What is the purpose of the scheme?
A key feature of the NDIS is that it will work with you to identify the supports you require to achieve your goals. These factors may include independence, involvement in your community, education, employment, as well as health and well-being.
This program gives you greater control over how and when you receive your supports and ensures that you receive the support you need throughout your lifetime.
Furthermore, it emphasizes early intervention, which can reduce the impact of disability for you and your child if you receive early support.
Is the NDIS available to me?
To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
- You suffer from a permanent, significant disability that impairs your ability to participate in everyday activities
- and you must be younger than 65 years of age when you first apply for benefits
- Obtain a Protected Special Category Visa if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
- living in an area that offers the NDIS.
Is the NDIS available in your area?
All states of Australia provide NDIS support services. If you are located on the Gold coast, Queensland you can find a registered provider close by! To find out more follow this link: NDIS Gold Coast, Queensland
Evaluation by the NDIS
Flinders University, South Australia, conducted an independent evaluation of the NDIS on behalf of the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS). Since the NDIS began operating in July 2013, the evaluation has tracked its implementation. In February of 2018, the evaluation was completed.
The evaluation examined the impact of the NDIS on:
- Participants in the NDIS, as well as their families and caregivers.
- Members of the disability sector and the workforce.
- Participants in mainstream services.
- The public
Market and workforce development for the NDIS
A major social reform in Australian history is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). By creating new business and employment opportunities, NDIS is giving disabled people choice and control.
To support businesses and workers, the Government acknowledges that the disability support sector is experiencing rapid reforms. This strategy sets out the key priorities of the Commonwealth Government to ensure the efficient and effective development of the NDIS market and workforce.
Four priorities are outlined in the Strategy. Priorities 1 and 2 are aimed at supporting NDIS providers, while priorities 3 and 4 concern growing and nurturing a skilled workforce.
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