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Study to Seek Affordable Transport Model For People With Disability

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Making it easier for people with disability to travel will be the focus of new research into the transport challenges posed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

 Leading West Australian disability service providers Rocky Bay, Ability Centre and Nulsen received $75,000 from the WA Disability Sector Transition Funds to undertake research into sustainable transport models for NDIS participants.

The introduction of the NDIS has meant providers no longer receive government subsidies to maintain a fleet of vehicles.

Many providers were now considering charging a per-kilometre fee, which may not be covered by their NDIS plans.

Rocky Bay’s director of strategy, Trevis Lawton, told Pro Bono News that providers recognised the difficulties posed by transport, and were determined to find ways to make it easier for people with disability to travel. 

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2018, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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