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Endeavour has hosted a national summit of key players in the disability services sector to progress the implementation of a national disability insurance scheme, or NDIS.
Delegates from the sector’s main service providers, including Victorian-based Yooralla and the Spastic Centre of NSW, and peak bodies like National Disability Services, Activ WA and the Australian Association of Families, came together to develop a strategy.
The NDIS would provide Australians with a disability access to adequate services and equipment throughout their lives to enhance their quality of life and opportunities for social inclusion.
Currently, people with a disability have no as-of-right entitlement to funding or services.
The meeting was held under the auspices of the NDIS National Steering Committee, of which Endeavour CEO David Barbagallo is a member.
David said it was important Endeavour took a leadership role in lobbying for an NDIS because of the dramatic difference it would make to the lives of clients and their families.
“Unfortunately, the community at large doesn’t realise the enormous costs placed on families of people with a disability as they strive every day to provide the support and equipment needed,” he said.
“People with a disability are not automatically entitled to funding, but must justify their need for financial assistance every time they apply.
“An NDIS would improve the provision of therapy and equipment, accommodation support, community participation services and support to gain employment.
“It would not only enhance the life choices of people with a disability, but also their ability to make a positive contribution, financially, socially and in every other respect, to the community.
“For us, it’s a no-brainer.
“We need a revolution in the way we support the 1.1 million Australians who, through no fault of their own, have profound or serious disabilities.
“Our ultimate aim is to convince both the Government and the Opposition that an NDIS is a just scheme that will benefit all Australians.”