Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc. Media Release Link
7th September 2015
Victoria’s Double Disability Standards
Half the people with disabilities living in supported accommodation group homes throughout the state pay heaps more living costs than the other half. And, the NDIS will even it upwards!
Those living in non-government managed group homes can be charged up to 75% of their disability support pension, and frequently are, plus 100% of their commonwealth rent assistance. And then have to pay for whitegoods, manchester and transport.
Yet those living in state government managed group homes pay just 47% of their disability support pension, being the actual cost of their daily living, plus 100% of their commonwealth rent assistance for which they get whitegoods, manchester and transport.
The last state government imitated an extensive review by the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC). Extensive findings of the commission were finally published in their report which the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is ignoring, saying they will leave the NDIS to solve the shocking anomalies DHHS created.
Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation warn complacency by those living in state government managed group homes and their stakeholders, will see them suffer massive cost hikes to the level of charges being suffered by the residents of non-government services.
For more information contact: Tony & Heather Tregale, Coordinators, LISA Inc. on: 03-9434-3810 or 0409-404550 or 0438-753667 or [email protected]
Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc
“The provision of quality of life care for all with an intellectual or multiple disability who live in supported accommodation, and that families need the support to be carers for as long as they wish to be, in the knowledge they have the right to a quality of life care accommodation and support package for their family member with a disability whenever they choose".
OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
“To empower and support families with a member living in supported accommodation to better understand service provision procedures, care policies, standards and values, and thereby be better positioned to scrutinise service providers”.
Mr Tony Tregale