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People with severe mental illness left behind in NDIS transition

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Only a quarter of people in Commonwealth-funded mental health programs set to close in 2020 have successfully transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, new research shows.

report from Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) and the University of Sydney found 50 per cent of people in Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and Support for Day to Day Living (D2DL) had not yet applied for the NDIS.

With only half of those who have applied being deemed eligible for the NDIS, it means just 25 per cent of PIR, PHaMs and D2DL clients are currently in the scheme.

Researchers warn major changes to the NDIS application and assessment processes are needed to prevent thousands of people with psychosocial disability – those with a functional impairment stemming from serious mental illness – being left without appropriate support.

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

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