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  •   Home > News > Politics

    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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