Fears those with severe mental health issues are falling through NDIS cracks

The latest figures show just 6.4% of NDIS participants have a primary psychosocial disability, less than half the number expected.

The scheme, at full rollout, is designed to cover about 64,000 people with psychosocial disability. That is well below the total number of people who require ongoing support for severe mental illness in Australia, which the government estimates at 230,000. The report casts doubt on the government’s figure, saying its basis is unclear, given there are an estimated 690,000 Australians with a severe mental illness.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/29/ndis-failing-people-with-severe-mental-health-issues-new-report-warns

 

 

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