National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
National Disability Insurance Scheme
NDIS
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Report

The illusion of 'choice and control'

To better ensure that people with complex and challenging support needs receive adequate supports under the NDIS, this report makes fifteen recommendations to improve system, service and operational issues to ensure the scheme delivers the intended transformational benefits for all people with disability.
Strategy

NDIS national workforce plan: 2021-2025

The NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021-2025 outlines the Australian Government’s commitment to work with NDIS participants, industry and other stakeholders to grow a responsive and capable workforce for the NDIS. The aim is to ensure the care and support market and workforce are able to...
Report

National Disability Insurance Scheme self managed plans: family advocacy survey

The Family Advocacy conducted a self-management survey in 2020 to highlight people’s priorities for support and workshops about how to self-manage support. They collected data from 90 respondents. The respondents were National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and people who support NDIS participants who are...
Report

Medium Term Accommodation for NDIS participants: final report

Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) was introduced in December 2019 to support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants who need somewhere to live while waiting for their long term housing solution. The aim of this project was to examine the operation of MTA and the development...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

This inquiry provided the opportunity for people with disability, families and carers, disability service providers, representative organisations, and other key stakeholders to share their views regarding the effectiveness of the Commission in ensuring safe, quality services for people with disability.
Guide

NDIS practice standards and quality indicators (Version 4)

These National Disability Insurance Scheme Practice Standards create an important benchmark for providers to assess their performance, and to demonstrate how they provide high quality and safe supports and services to NDIS participants.
Journal article

Women’s experiences of accessing individualized disability supports: gender inequality and Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme

This article draws on data collected in an exploratory study about the experiences of women seeking disability support through the NDIS. The objectives were to identify possible gendered barriers to applying for and receiving adequate support through the NDIS, and to suggest directions for future...
Report

False economy: the economic benefits of the NDIS and the consequences of government cost-cutting

The National Disability Insurance Agency's (NDIA's) annual financial sustainability report of December 2020 (AFSRDec20) made waves in the disability support community when it was released earlier this year. This report discusses some of the issues surrounding the new NDIA modelling, in addition to assessing the...
Report

Specialist Disability Accommodation supply in Australia: November 2021

This survey report offers insights into the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) pipeline across Australia in 2021, and combines the survey results with the data published by the NDIA to provide the market with an estimate of forthcoming supply. This report also provides insights into the...
Report

Independent assessments

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme initiated this inquiry following concern expressed in the community about the introduction of independent assessments. The Committee has welcomed the announcement by the federal government that they will not be proceeding with independent assessments in...
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

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.
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

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...
Journal article

Paternalism to empowerment: all in the eye of the beholder?

This article reports findings from the first set of qualitative data from a study aimed to further understand practices of decision support for people with cognitive disabilities and assess the impact of training supporters in an evidence-based practice framework.
Journal article

Patterns of group home culture in organisations supporting people with intellectual disabilities: a cross-sectional study

Organisational culture in group homes for people with intellectual disabilities has been identified as an influence on service delivery and staff behaviour. The aim of this research was to examine patterns of culture across group homes in disability organisations.
Journal article

Forming and supporting circles of support for people with intellectual disabilities – a comparative case analysis

Building Circles of Support is an innovative strategy for developing natural support networks. This study explored some of the ambiguity in the conceptualisations, operational elements, and perceived outcomes of Circles of Support programs.
Journal article

Parental strategies that support adults with intellectual disabilities to explore decision preferences, constraints and consequences

This study is part of a program of research about the experiences of receiving decision support by adults with cognitive disabilities and of supporters in giving support.
Journal article

Young people in Australian residential aged care: evaluating trends from 2008 to 2018

This paper reports trends in the number of young people entering and exiting aged care, after statistically controlling for changes due to population growth and ageing. The paper highlights that national admission rates did not increase or decrease in a sustained manner, and that most...