NDIS was launched in July 2013 with a promise to Revolutionise Disability Services. Five years later, it is apparent that NDIS requires significant reform if it is to achieve its stated goals.
Kathryn Gilbert, mum of 3 children diagnosed with autism shares her struggle trying to get extra assistance from the NDIS in caring for her children.
Sure, they keep telling me that the NDIS us great because it provides funding to do things for people living with disability. Except the funding is wasted by them and we lose our independence and dignity for not much gain.
Through discussing the NDIS about my children with one of their workers I find out that mental health is now included in the NDIS. I have been extremely annoyed that I had no idea that this kind of help was available out there.
The community services sector is currently facing its most disruptive period in Government reform. In most cases, the Government has removed the traditional ‘bucket of money’ given to the provider, and replaced it with individualised budgets.
My Care My Choice enables people to search for support based on criteria that are important to them including providing a space where people can read unbiased reviews of the services they provide.
My Care My Choice aims to provide people and families with accessible, non-biased information on the community services they will be accessing.