NDIS is leaving some families worse off

Minister Williams in front of NDIS logo
From: Bob Buckley (A4 Convenor) <convenor@a4.org.au>
To: office@williams.minister.nsw.gov.au
CC: office@hazzard.minister.nsw.gov.au, De Luca, Roberts <Roberts.DeLuca@ndis.gov.au>, Paul.Fletcher.MP@aph.gov.au, Senator Carol Brown <senator.carol.brown@aph.gov.au>, senator.steele-john@aph.gov.au, canterbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au <canterbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au>, ...

Dear Minister Williams

Thank you for your admission that some people are worse off with the NDIS (see https://www.2gb.com/minister-admits-ndis-is-leaving-some-families-worse-off/).

Governments promised the disability community that no one would be worse off under the NDIS, so clearly that promise is broken. It is better to acknowledge the failure.

Apparently, you also said "when they address issues with NDIS recipients 'one-on-one', they always get 'a very positive outcome'". Alway? Perhaps not. I'm guessing 'they' is the NDIS? Whoever you meant, it is not true in relation to Mr X who has been trapped in Shoalhaven Memorial District Hospital for more than 200 days where his situation is particularly poor ... and getting worse. 

This example shows your claim that "they always get 'a very positive outcome'" may also be incorrect.

Please can something be done to address X's needs?

Bob Buckley
Convenor, Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia (A4)
website: http://a4.org.au/

A4 is the national grassroots organisation advocating for autistic people, their families, carers and associates. A4 is internet based so that Australians anywhere can participate.

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Minister admits NDIS is leaving some families worse off

New South Wales Disabilities Minister Ray Williams has acknowledged some families are being left worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Ben Fordham has been inundated with emails from frustrated parents and carers who are struggling to make ends meet under the new funding model.

One family was told to make their two profoundly disabled children wards of the state to allow their funding to continue.

When the cases are raised on-air, state and federal ministers jump to address the issues.

“I can’t help but think they’re plugging leaking holes in a boat,” Ben says.

NSW Disabilities Minister Ray Williams admits some people are falling through the cracks.

“There are currently almost 100,000 people in New South W who are now accessing the NDIS and by their own admission, 90 per cent of those people and their families have had a good to very good outcome.

“However, with that said, that certainly doesn’t mean that it’s perfect.

“That means that there could be 10 per cent of those people who are still struggling and still have challenges.”

Mr Williams says when they address issues with NDIS recipients “one-on-one”, they always get “a very positive outcome”.

from https://www.2gb.com/minister-admits-ndis...