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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “NDIS recipients say they’re being denied independent living, with no reasons given | The Drum” – below is their description.
6% of NDIS participants need to be transitioned out of institutional care into modern, purpose-built specialist disability accommodation.
About 28,000 participants, including young people, who may have suffered a stroke or other brain injury are languishing in residential aged care because there’s no other suitable housing for them.
The Aged Care Royal Commission recommended that by 2025 no-one under the age of 65 should be in these facilities if they don’t want to be and the government is committed to this.
To meet those targets, specialist disability housing is already being built by investors, but how about this for what looks like a bureaucrat bungle – investors have ploughed the money in, there are residents anxious to move into these cases, but in case after case after case the NDIS is denying funding for participants to take up the accommodation, and many units are sitting empty.
The Drum’s Stephanie Boltje has been looking into this.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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