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    The Disability Support Network chief executive says there's no quick fix to systematic under funding

    The Disability Support Network chief executive says there's no quick fix to systematic under funding


    A new report shows support services for disabled New Zealanders are significantly under funded by the Government - and the situation is getting worse.

    It shows the costs of providing support for disabled people - including housing, electricity and wages - have far outweighed the funding increases of the last decade.

    Garth Bennie says he has low expectations for prompt change.

    He says this problem has been growing for over a decade so he's not expecting it to be fixed in one budget cycle.

    But Bennie says he'd like to a see a start made next year to close the gap.

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