A lack of knowledge among providers about what is required to register with the NDIS Commission before 1 July 2019 has contributed to the $1.6 billion “underspend” revealed in the Budget, writes Nathan Temple.
Disability service providers have reacted with disappointment to the government’s workforce strategy and are calling for a please explain on $1.6 billion missing from NDIS funding in the federal budget.
The federal government has pledged to get all young people with disability out of the residential aged care system within four years.
Disability service providers are failing to connect with people from CALD backgrounds because many are unsure of the support available or don’t know how to access it.
Home aged care providers can take a leaf from the disability service book, where the individual support package model is setting the tone for the future of consumer directed care, an industry conference will hear.
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.