Defend disability services with the Johnsons

Three of Deb's children are autistic - the eldest two boys, Will and Andrew, severely so. Living all together at home without professional support became impossible, so Will and Andrew are now in state care.

It's not perfect, but it works.

But Victoria's Napthine Government is now privatising state disability services like the home Will and Andrew are in.

It means Deb's family, and the staff that care for them, don't have any certainty about the future.

Privately owned disability services usually engage casual staff without ongoing contracts. It may not seem like much, but any change to the boys' routine can cause chaos for the family. 

"High casual staff, that is a real problem for us and many families. And I can see us going down that path".

The Napthine Government is refusing to listen to the disability sector professionals asking for certainty for the sector. We need to show them that our community values health services. Please sign the petition below, and then share it with your networks. 


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  • signed 2014-11-26 12:37:55 +1100
  • signed 2014-11-26 09:28:02 +1100
  • signed 2014-11-25 13:19:25 +1100
  • signed 2014-11-24 15:37:45 +1100
  • signed 2014-11-24 11:18:51 +1100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-24 10:20:48 +1100
    Defend disability services with the Johnsons!
  • signed 2014-11-24 10:18:44 +1100
  • signed 2014-11-22 17:46:17 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-26 07:53:03 +1100
    I too have 3 out of 4 kids with autism. I stand by you girl. I hate what they are doing to the point I think I need to create my own home for my beautiful girl as I just don’t trust them.
  • signed 2014-10-25 09:44:36 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-24 21:35:26 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-13 22:19:02 +1100
    Stability and consistency is the key
  • signed 2014-10-13 15:55:00 +1100
    As a mother of a son who is severely autistic and living in a home with other adults and cared for by professional, permanent staff who know the the needs and wants of their clients, it’s absolutely ludicrous to change staff as stability and routine is paramount for their on going care
  • signed 2014-10-12 18:12:20 +1100
    why does this Goverment pick on the people that can’t look after them selfs
  • signed 2014-10-11 22:10:07 +1100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-11 14:04:17 +1100
    Defend disability services with the Johnsons!
  • signed 2014-10-11 14:03:31 +1100
  • @Calzonit tweeted link to this page. 2014-10-11 14:03:14 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-11 00:05:25 +1100
    Liberal governments struggle to understand they are servants to the public. But hopefully not much longer. Time to get commitment for action from Daniel Andrews. Denis just can’t manage health, education or disability care!
  • signed 2014-10-09 18:59:55 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-09 18:05:01 +1100
    Why do we have so many people in Parliament? We are privatising just about everything so obviously we don’t need so many Parliament members. Imagine privatising Diability Sevices. I guess down the track they won’t be transparent either!!
  • signed 2014-10-09 15:57:39 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-06 13:11:24 +1100
  • signed 2014-10-06 05:04:05 +1100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-05 23:04:51 +1100
    Defend disability services with the Johnsons!
  • signed 2014-10-05 23:03:03 +1100
    The clients who reside in the state care run facilities have ongoing support & care from people who know them & their history. Change doesn’t occur in a very positive way for the majority of clients & what the Napthine government is doing is wrong on so many ways. Maybe you need to look at it from the other side of the fence before you continue with your bullish manner in the way this is being pushed through. I’m sure if an immediate family member of yours needed care like that which is provided by these facilities you would be pushing for more funding not closure. Grow a heart & brain & wake up to the very real problems that this government is going to be creating for not only the Johnson family, but many others like them.
  • signed 2014-10-05 22:53:20 +1100
    Privatisation will destroy a strong service system, casualise and de skill the disability workforce and result in poor standards of care for very vulnerable people. It is a frightening future.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-18 10:28:28 +1000
    Defend disability services with the Johnsons!
  • signed 2014-09-18 10:27:34 +1000
    Privatising is always about profit……Care for disability persons should primarily be about CARE, not Profit
  • signed 2014-09-17 23:01:06 +1000

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