Some families and carers are struggling to find their way through the housing maze and get support for those with specialist needs.
While the creation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has helped improve the care available for people with disabilities in Australia, experts say only a small percentage of recipients are eligible for accommodation under the scheme.
That’s left families and carers considering a range of solutions and not all of them are good.
Two of Sarah Sutton’s brothers, Ben and Peter, were diagnosed with schizophrenia at an early age.
The condition can cause a number of symptoms, including intense, but usually short-lived, episodes of psychosis, as well as non-psychotic symptoms which tend to last much longer, affecting mood, motivation, and emotional expression…
SOURCE: Peggy Giakoumelos. “People with Disabilities in Australia are struggling to find appropriate Housing.” SBS News, 29 May 2019.
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