Getting the right NDIS for carers and the people they care for

Flexibility, choice and accessibility were the key themes that emerged when policy experts discussed the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), at the Carers NSW 2013 Biennial Conference: Caring, Working, Living last week. Carers NSW CEO, Elena Katrakis said that the NDIS debate raised important issues that are relevant to all carers not just those who will be part of the NDIS. "The NDIS debate looked at whether the NDIS will do everything it needs to do and as part of the discussion the speakers considered the needs of carers as well as the potential opportunities and limitations of the NDIS," Ms Katrakis said. On the affirmative side, Scott Holz, State Manager, National Disability Services and Carolyn Quinn, Carer and Member of the NSW Carers Advisory Council focused on the benefits of individual funding packages which can allow carers and the people they care for to tailor support plans to suit their needs. Read more here.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013