LET’S STOP THE NDIS
BECOMING THE NEXT NBN

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a desperately needed and well intentioned piece of social reform. However, in many cases, the very people it’s meant to help – people with a disability – and the workers employed to support them, are both worse off under it.

Quality disability support relies on a quality, skilled and experienced workforce and yet the Federal Government have deliberately undermined the NDIS by cutting costs, meaning:

  • Over half the people with a disability, particularly those with intellectual disabilities, are finding themselves no better, or worse off, under the NDIS
  • Two thirds of disability workers, most of whom are low-paid women, saying they are worse off under the NDIS after facing increased workloads, cuts to their wages and conditions, and decreased job security through casualisation
  • Some of the most vulnerable Australians are in the care of workers without the proper skills or training to support them properly

The Support Disability Support Workers campaign is working hard to change this. But we need your help.

With the re-elected Morrison Government saying that fixing the NDIS is his immediate priority, signing our petition or emailing your local MP will pressure the decision-makers to fully fund and deliver the high-quality NDIS that was promised.

Together, we can put the heart back into the NDIS.

LET’S STOP THE NDIS
BECOMING THE NEXT NBN

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a desperately needed and well intentioned piece of social reform. However, in many cases, the very people it’s meant to help – people with a disability – and the workers employed to support them, are both worse off under it.

Quality disability support relies on a quality, skilled and experienced workforce and yet the Federal Government have deliberately undermined the NDIS by cutting costs, meaning:

  • Over half the people with a disability, particularly those with intellectual disabilities, are finding themselves no better, or worse off, under the NDIS
  • Two thirds of disability workers, most of whom are low-paid women, saying they are worse off under the NDIS after facing increased workloads, cuts to their wages and conditions, and decreased job security through casualisation
  • Some of the most vulnerable Australians are in the care of workers without the proper skills or training to support them properly

The Support Disability Support Workers campaign is working hard to change this. But we need your help.

With the re-elected Morrison Government saying that fixing the NDIS is his immediate priority, signing our petition or emailing your local MP will pressure the decision-makers to fully fund and deliver the high-quality NDIS that was promised.

Together, we can put the heart back into the NDIS.

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We’re all worse off, especially the participants.

I used to work with Jane five days a week, but now she has different workers every day
who don’t have the time to understand her needs.

Jodie, Cranbourne, VIC
Jodie, Cranbourne, VIC

Loss of funding has resulted in loss of care.

The model used to be person-centred. I loved working with the people in myhouse; we felt like
a family. Now I feel worthless and I know the clients I support feel rejected.

Maryanne, Box Hill, VIC
Maryanne, Box Hill, VIC

 

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