Vital support for Australians with disability cancelled during COVID-19 pandemic – RN Breakfast (Fran Kelly | February 202

A man in a wheelchair looks up at a tall flight of stairs

Disabled and other vulnerable Australians were among the worst affected when parts of the country shut down to defeat COVID-19.

As Australia emerges from the pandemic, with vaccines finally on the horizon, situations like this should no longer be an issue. Nevertheless, the fact that essential services to Australians who live with a disability get dropped like this is incredibly troubling.

Its (sic) estimated around a third of people living with disability weren’t able to access vital support because services were cancelled, leaving them even more isolated and vulnerable.

That’s also highlighted just how difficult it can be to access that support in the first place.

Clarification:
In this discussion, RN Breakfast referred to a statement from the disability advocacy group, Australian Communities Foundation, which estimated that around a third of people living with disability weren’t able to access support services during the pandemic shut down.

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As Australia emerges from the pandemic, with vaccines finally on the horizon, situations like this should no longer be an issue. Nevertheless, the fact that essential services to Australians who live with a disability get dropped like this is incredibly troubling.

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