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Sunday, 23 September 2007

Disability advocacy group launches services plan

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

ABC News

Posted Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:00pm AEST

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 organisation says its new plan seeks to reverse diminished recognition of their rights.

The group says better access to mainstream services can mean the difference between a solitary life or a full life.

People With Disabilities say small changes to community services and accommodation will mean many of those confined to institutionalised care could be re-integrated into the community.

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