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National Disability Services


NDS safer and stronger project: July 2020 – June 2022

This report reflects on a two year project, funded by the Victorian government, to help the disability sector protect society's more vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

State of the disability sector 2022

National Disability Services' State of the disability sector' report for 2022 is based on responses from 364 disability service providers who took part in this national, annual sector survey. The report reveals a difficult operating environment for most providers. However, there are some glimmers of...

State of the disability sector 2021

This report finds that frustration, uncertainty, and confusion are the hallmarks of the sector at this time. There are ongoing workforce issues, concerns over pricing, COVID-19, and a very uncertain policy environment for providers.

Research to action: bridging the gap between what we know and what we do

This report describes the process and outcomes of activities funded by Australian Governments through the Research and Data Working Group to further develop the Centre for Applied Disability Research Disability Knowledge Clearing House.

State of the disability sector report 2019

This 2019 edition of the NDS's report finds that while operating conditions might have improved, serious issues around pricing, sustainability and regulations continue to present great challenges for the disability services sector.