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Tim Bull MP:
Labor isnít Listening to Disability Sectorís Call for Change
Laborís State Budget has no vision for disability sector.
By Portal Admin - 8th June 2019 - Back to News
Victorians with disabilities and their families will be disappointed with Laborís State Budget which offers no vision to fill gaps and make sure people can access the services they need.
Families and disability organisations have been advocating for new services to transform the support available to people with a disability, including:
- Social enterprise start-up funding support to reduce initial costs on service providers looking to boost employment opportunities to people with a disability,
- A dedicated fund to get adults with special needs out of aged care facilities and into more suitable accommodation that meets their needs,
- A fund to partner with disability service providers to build respite centres in communities where they do not already exist, and;
- A 24-hour hotline to assist families dealing with autism spectrum disorder.
These are just some of the areas the sector has been calling out for more support, but Daniel Andrews just isnít listening.
In this period of transitioning to the NDIS, it is critical the state plays its role in providing people with a disability and their family and carers the support and services they need, but the Andrews Labor Government appears devoid of vision.
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