The Productivity Commission ran advertisements in major newspapers across the country today announcing the beginning of its inquiry into a National Disability Long Term Care and Support Scheme.
In case you missed the ads, they read as follows:
The Productivity Commission invites public participation in an inquiry into a Long Term Essential Care and Support Scheme including:
- how it would need to be designed to make a practical difference to people with disability, their families and carers
- its costs, benefits and feasibility
- its interaction with the health, aged care, informal care, income support and injury insurance systems
- how to determine the people most in need of services, the services they should receive and service delivery
- its workforce and infrastructure impacts.
The Commission also sent out its first circular with information about the consultation process. If you did not receive it, it can be downloaded at the website above.
We strongly encourage everyone to register their interest so that they can follow the progress of the inquiry and be notified of opportunities for participation – you will only get regular updates from the Commission if you register your interest.
This is your chance to have your say about what the future of people with a disability, their families and carers looks like in this country – and it is an opportunity not to be missed.