Barriers and exclusions: The support needs of newly arrived refugees with a disability

Barriers and exclusions: The support needs of newly arrived refugees with a disability

28 February 2019

This report highlights the service issues facing refugees with disabilities in Australia.

This report has been published by the Refugee Council of Australia.

This report presents recommendations to government on how to improve services and policies to support refugees and humanitarian migrants with disabilities.

The report identifies a range of issues for refugees with disabilities accessing appropriate support, including:

  • access to timely assessment
  • provision of essential equipment and aides
  • accessible and appropriate housing
  • adequate support within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • culturally appropriate disability services.

Access the report via the Refugee Council of Australia website.

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