Service providers are likely to fall under the spotlight of the proposed disability royal commission, according to draft terms of reference released by the government.
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.
New pricing arrangements for people with complex needs and other NDIS news.
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”.
Community and not-for-profit organisations can apply for almost $5 million worth of federal grants to set up local services aimed at boosting the physical and mental health of informal carers.
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.
New national guidelines for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders will have no impact on people who are currently supported by the NDIS, the federal government says.
People with mental health issues that affect their ability to participate fully in life will have improved access to support under the NDIS, the federal government has announced.