Survey seeks Western NSW carers of people with a disability

A first of its kind study in Australia is highlighting the impact of vast geographical distances and a shortage of therapists on the decisions rural carers of people with a disability make about whether to move or to stay in regional areas.

According to Faculty of Health Sciences researchers involved in the University of Sydney's 'Wobbly Hub and Double Spokes' research project therapy service delivery can be problematic for people with a disability living in rural areas. The survey, which is divided into 5 sections, is exploring the current access to therapy services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and psychology and has so far attracted 125 respondents from western NSW.

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