Issues affecting the future of accommodation support services in Victoria
As you know, VALID actively campaigned for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and remains a committed and active supporter. VALID’s comments in this letter should not be interpreted as any reduction of support for this vital reform that is fundamental to improving life outcomes for people with disabilities.
The transition of Victoria’s supported accommodation services to the NDIS, via Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), represents a fundamental shift in the way in which eligible people with disability will have their accommodation needs met. VALID shares the hope that as the market responds to funding opportunities made possible through the NDIS, new housing will become available in the long term and address the critical shortage of specialist disability accommodation in Victoria.
However, in the case of Supported Independent Living (SIL), VALID is deeply concerned that the current NDIS pricing is grossly unfit for purpose.
Read full letter CEO Kevin Stone here