Organisation

Department of Social Services (Australia)

Owning Institution:
Strategy

Australia’s disability strategy 2021–2031

This strategy document is Australia’s national disability policy framework. It sets out a plan for continuing to improve the lives of people with disability in Australia over the next ten years.
Report

Commonwealth study into NDIS Plan Utilisation: synthesis report

In 2020 the Department of Social Services commissioned a project to better understand the relationship between participants’ plans and the supports they wish to purchase and why participants might not use all the funds allocated in their NDIS plan. This report synthesises three related national...
Report

NDIS Utilisation Project: understanding drivers of plan utilisation from the point of view of participants

A key concept underpinning the NDIS is the ability for people with disability to be able to access the supports budgeted for in their NDIS plans. One indicator of this is the rate of plan utilisation. This study aimed to understand the dynamics affecting people’s...
Report

Comparative analysis of budget utilisation in individualised funding models

This report was commissioned by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services to inform mechanisms that will optimise utilisation of NDIS packages. The report examines schemes, nationally and internationally, with similar features to the NDIS.
Report

NDIS Plan Utilisation Project: describing, understanding and explaining inequalities in plan utilisation

This report discusses a project with two aims: to quantify inequalities in NDIS utilisation and to assess whether exemplar scenarios can close these inequalities.