Transition to NDIS: Mental health jobs cut in Tasmania

Changes to the funding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has left Northern Tasmania with 6 less mental health case workers.

These jobs came under the Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) Program run by Mission Australia.

There will be some trouble finding services in the region that can cater for PHaMs participants who are severely impacted by mental illness. They should all be eligible for the NDIS, but so far only 8 of the 90 participants have been able to access it.

Caroline Xue

Links:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/mental-health-jobs-cut-in-tasmania-after-ndis-changes/8195572
https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites

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