Why is community participation important?
The Productivity Commission report said addressing the relatively lower levels of community participation and inclusion for people with disability will have important benefits.
The Productivity Commission reported:
- It can lead to improved wellbeing outcomes for people with disability and their carers (in relation to health, employment, education, income and life satisfaction outcomes).
- It can lessen longer-term care and support costs for people with disability and it may prevent people who have modest disability care and support needs from needing more costly levels of care and support.