8 Aug 2018

New policy puts caregivers in 'chaotic' state - lawyer

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 8 August 2018

Families caring for adult disabled children say the Ministry of Health's attempt to fix the problems with disability support services have missed the mark. Six months ago the Appeal Court suggested the Health Ministry rewrite its policy for services provided so disabled people could understand it. The policy requires disabled people, including those who can't speak, and are intellecutally disabled, to become an employer. The Court of Appeal described the Ministry's policies as verging on the impenetrable and critics say the new guidelines don't change that. Jim Farmer QC, has acted for one family and he talks to Susie Ferguson.