People with disabilities have a right to choose where and who they live with. Too many are currently in vulnerable arrangements.
Much has been said and written about the projected cost of the NDIS. We wanted to draw on the valuable knowledge of scheme participants and their families.
NDIS participants want to call the shots when it comes to everyday support. And they want to be treated like people, not commodities.
Being stuck in hospital means NDIS participants lose the gains made in rehabilitation as well as condition, confidence and social connection. Specialist housing is ready and waiting.
We interviewed people living with disability before and after they moved into purpose-built housing that fosters independence. The change for them was profound and cost-saving.
While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.