School-leavers with intellectual disabilities face ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts

Hundreds of young people with intellectual disabilities in need of essential day services are facing what parents’ groups say is an “unprecedented crisis” due to spending cutbacks. More than 300 families whose children have finished school have been told they will not get a day service which meets their assessed needs. Most of these young… Read More School-leavers with intellectual disabilities face ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts

School-leavers with intellectual disabilities face ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts

Hundreds of young people with intellectual disabilities in need of essential day services are facing what parents’ groups say is an “unprecedented crisis” due to spending cutbacks.More than 300 families whose children have finished school have been told they will not get a day service which meets their assessed needs. Most of these young people… Read More School-leavers with intellectual disabilities face ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts

School-leavers with intellectual disabilities face ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts

There have been accumulated cuts to disability services of more than 15 per cent over recent years. Service providers have been told to find cost-savings within their existing budgets to pay for day services. However, several voluntary service providers say they are “cut to the bone” and have had to turn down requests from parents… Read More School-leavers with intellectual disabilities face ‘crisis’ due to funding cuts