Our response to the ACT NDIS "shutdown"

MS and MS Australia joins other disability representatives and advocacy organisations in calling for the Australian and ACT governments to urgently resolve any dispute that will interfere with people being able to participate in the NDIS in the ACT.

People living with multiple sclerosis in the ACT and the wider community deserve assurance that the NDIS will continue to be rolled out in full and on time.

We, like many other organisations, are deeply concerned to read recent media articles suggesting that the NDIS was being “shut down” in the ACT and that there will be no new participants until a new agreement can be struck between the Australian and ACT governments.

“The impact of a decision like this creates enormous fear and confusion in the community, especially when people are already dealing with their multiple sclerosis symptoms and are already anxious about their eligibility for the NDIS. We need ongoing assurance that the two governments will urgently address this funding issue, stick to the principles of the NDIS and resolve this matter quickly”, said MS Australia CEO Deidre Mackechnie.

“We don’t want people to end up on long waiting lists, without plans and support in place. We’ve waited a long time and worked hard to see the NDIS implemented, so it would be very disappointing if this issue remains unresolved.”

Anyone living with multiple sclerosis in the ACT who is concerned about their NDIS plans or arrangements should contact MS Connect on 1800 042 138.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with MS.  You'll support people living with multiple sclerosis - and have a great time doing it!

Make a donation

We want everyone living with multiple sclerosis to get the support they need to live the best life they can. We want them to be more than their disease. Join us in making MS stand for more than multiple sclerosis.
 

Community Visitors Scheme

Volunteer to visit socially or culturally isolated people.  Give the gift of friendship and companionship, and get it back in return too.

Fundraise for MS

#DoItForMS by organising an event with friends and family, taking on a challenge or celebrating a special occasion while fundraising to support MS.


Call Us - 1800 042 138

MS Connect is our free telephone and email information support and referral service.

Register with MS

By registering with MS you can access our full range of services and support.


Donate Online


At MS we want everyone living with multiple sclerosis to get the support they need to live the best life they can. We want them to be more than their disease.

Your donations enable people living with multiple sclerosis to do all the everyday things we take for granted.

Join us in making MS stand for more than multiple sclerosis.
 

Donate Online

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Facebook

Stay informed with the latest from MS

Icon
TIS

Connect with us...