Significant changes are in progress in the way health and disability services are made available to, and accessed by, individuals with disability and those who care for them.
The full impact and implications of the Australian government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on the funding and service arrangements of those with disability, and those who work with them, are still somewhat unclear. They will no doubt be clarified as the system is implemented around the country.
In New South Wales the dissolution of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) will be concurrent to the introduction of the NDIS, and this transition to more privatised services is anticipated to have a significant impact on the way in which services are provided to those with disability.
SchoolKit Clinics – and the model of care that underpins them – can potentially play an important role in continuing to coordinate the level of care and support that a child and their family requires to ensure that their needs are met.
SchoolKit Clinics may, in fact, have an important and valuable role to play in helping carers and families navigate the possible service options available, and in helping to keep communication open between the potentially greater number of parties involved.