Demand for Disability Services has Soared

Demand for disability services has soared.  Thousands of people with disabilities and their families have come forward for the first time…  Reporter:  Catherine Hutton RNZ

The government is spending $24 million over two years on three new pilot programmes in Manawatū, Waikato and Christchurch to make disabled services more available from a younger age. The Disability Support Network, which has released its sector briefing, estimates that’s brought in another 15,000 people needing help around the country. The new programme is designed to tap into a larger group of disabled people and to offer them more choice and control about the support they receive.

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