Saturday, September 22, 2007

Australian advocacy group launches a new plan

"The leading national advocacy group, People With Disabilities, has launched a plan which it says will address better access to mainstream services and reduce the need for institutionalised care.

The plan was launched in Sydney last night.

Members of People with Disabilities expressed concern about a lack of dialogue with the Federal Government.

People with Disabilities' vice president Faye Druett says carers get plenty of attention at election time but the disabled community feels ignored."

The group's positiion is that, with changes to community care and services, more people can live in the community and many will lead less solitary lives.

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