WITHIN months Coffs Harbour could lose its only free disability advocacy service as the National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out. Disability Advocacy NSW CEO Mark Grierson said the service will have its funding cut on June 30 and cost jobs across the Mid North Coast.
Investigations into soaring rates of assaults, sexual offences and neglect of disabled people will be hit by planned cuts, the NSW Ombudsman warns.
Kate Galloway was only 31 when she was diagnosed with early onset macular degeneration. It wasn’t easy for her to come to grips with the disease which leads to low vision and blindness, but information and support from an advocacy group helped her through.
Cuts to disability advocacy services could knock the feet out from under Riverina residents like Joy Taber. It comes as almost half of the groups, who advocate for people with a disability in NSW, face being wiped out, as the state government hands over responsibility for disability services to the Commonwealth.
Mark Grierson, the head of Disability Advocacy NSW, said the service would have its funding slashed by a third once the state government hands its disability budget to the Commonwealth mid-next year.
STATE Government cuts to disability advocacy services took centre stage at the International Day of People with Disability celebrations yesterday. Ability Advocacy and DAISI set up on the Lismore Quad collecting signatures to fight the funding cuts to their services.
People with a disability left in the lurch as NSW government claims NDIS is now responsible for funding advocacy group, despite evidence otherwise
Up to half of all groups who advocate on behalf of people with a disability in NSW face being wiped out by funding cuts as the state government hands over responsibility for disability services to the Commonwealth, new figures show.
Two disability advocacy services, in Ballina and Alstonville, are in danger of being wiped out by proposed funding cuts by the NSW Government. The cuts are expected to take place from June 2018 and will impact on Ability Advocacy in Alstonville and DAISI advocacy service in Ballina.
Posted October 10, 2017 06:42:52 Disability groups fear there could be more unreported abuse of children in schools as the New South Wales Government plans to cut funding to advocacy groups. The plans to cut disability advocacy funding from June 2018 come after ABC’s 7.30 program revealed that in the last two years there were 246 reported incidents of abuse or neglect to disabled students in NSW schools.