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Mental Health: Slowdown in accessing NDIS

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A lower than expected number of people have successfully transitioned to the NDIS from Commonwealth mental health programs. This has heightened concerns that the Commonwealth allocation to Continuity of Support funding will not be adequate to support the number of people currently in these programs who will not be able to access the NDIS.

Over almost a year, the Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) and The University of Sydney collected, analysed and reported on national data regarding the NDIS transition, or otherwise, of clients living with serious mental illness from three Commonwealth funded programs: Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and Support for Day to Day Living (D2DL). All three programs have now been discontinued.

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au)

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