Disability service providers have welcomed moves to introduce national screening for NDIS workers but say the scheme needs to cast a wider net across the disability support sector, including those holding key decision-making roles.
Flourish Australia has become the first organisation selected to provide psychosocial support services for people who are living with severe mental illness under a national program targeting people not covered by the NDIS.
South Australian councils are warning they may have to drop some disability community support and care services because of funding changes under the NDIS.
New pricing arrangements for people with complex needs and other NDIS news.
A parliamentary report has found that the NDIS has failed to realise its potential in NSW, leaving many people with disability, as well as their families and carers, frustrated and overwhelmed.
Almost three quarters of NDIS service providers do not think the NDIS is working well, according to a report which says the scheme is at risk of failing to deliver on its “great promise” to Australians with disability.
People living with a disability who are homeless, in jail, dealing with mental health issues or coming out of residential aged care will have access to a new NDIS pathway for people with “complex needs”.
The number of NDIS providers has more than tripled in two years with 16,755 currently registered across Australia. But there is also evidence that providers are losing confidence in the scheme.
NDIS grants worth $7 million are up for grabs for projects that boost employment and recreation opportunities for people with disability in Western Australia.
A report has found serious abuse and neglect of adults with disability in community settings, including the family home, and has called for the establishment of a public advocate with powers to investigate.
The NDIS holds opportunities for aged care providers, an industry conference has heard, but they shouldn’t rush in unprepared or approach it as just another revenue source.
A report says gaps in the NDIS marketplace are resulting in unfair and inequitable access to services for people with a disability and calls for better management of the national scheme.
Some 200 people with a disability have had funds stolen from their accounts after a man allegedly defrauded the NDIS to the tune of $400,000.
Providing support to carers who are looking after older people with dementia doesn’t delay or prevent them going into residential aged care, a comprehensive analysis of recent research has found.