When it comes to cerebral palsy (CP), there is a wealth of information and knowledge dedicated to symptoms like spasticity and ataxia. However, little is understood about dystonia – perhaps because it is a rarer side effect of CP.
Many individuals with disabilities feel that when recruiting in-home help, they must go with a nurse to meet their needs. However, this can be costly to get the support you deserve.
Victorian councils have continued to cut funding for in-home help for older residents. This dilemma comes at the same time the disability sector and NDIS providers like The Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN), are eagerly seeking workers for their growing client lists.
Many Australians struggle to get adequate amounts of nutrition throughout the day, and if you add the challenges of a disability to the equation, this can quickly become harder. Money, lack of knowledge about proper nutrition, and unique dietary requirements are some of the barriers people with disabilities can experience when accessing healthy food regularly.