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NDIS funding deal to help people with disability avoid lengthy hospital stays

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Young people in nursing homes and others stuck in hospitals and aged care facilities will be among those to benefit from a new agreement that gives National Disability Insurance Scheme participants funding for a range of health services. 

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) last week agreed that the NDIS will fund ongoing, daily health services needed as a result of the person’s disability.

Disability groups say the move is the first step towards addressing a gap opening up between the health and disability systems that leave many people with disability without support.  

Participants with conditions such as dysphagia, diabetes, respiratory problems, and epilepsy will be entitled to funding from 1 October.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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