Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Participants Voice NDIS Concerns

BY GRACE LANCASTER

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is still causing debate in the Hunter, with a number of parliamentary representatives voicing concerns yesterday.

The briefing session hosted by the Assistant Minister for Disability Services at Parliment House, came in the wake of the latest quarterly report indicating a significant jump in complaints about the scheme.

Paterson MP, Meryl Swanson, was an attendee yesterday, voicing concern for the scheme's staffing cap.

"We need more people providing planning. We need more people as providers themselves of services and we need better training of everyone involved in the NDIS, and we just need more streamlining."

Despite the prevalence of complaints, Ms Swanson is confident of the scheme's importance.

"The NDIS has helped a lot of people and it is a positive thing and that's why we need to get it right", she said.

"We can't allow it to falter the way it is at the moment."


Paterson MP, Meryl Swanson

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