The Minister for the National Disability and Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert has today announced a new plan to improve the NDIS.
The Plan has six focus areas with specific activities allocated under each area to deliver on the promise of the NDIS.
1. Quicker access & quality decision making
Improve the quality of service to NDIS participants, their families and carers, including accelerated access and decision
making timeframes to increase participant satisfaction.
- Resolve backlogs and delays
- Participant Pathway reforms
- o Single point of contact
- o Longer plan durations
- o Joint planning
- o Draft plan summary
- NDIS Participant Service Guarantee
2. Increased engagement & collaboration
Support all people with disability and their carers to engage in the NDIS and their local communities.
- Expanded National Community Connectors Program
- Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Strategy
3. Market innovation & improved technology
Deliver an innovative and seamless ICT experience for participants and providers to access the NDIS and deliver a
capable, efficient and sustainable market.
- Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce
- Responding to Thin Markets
- Digital Market Strategy and APIs
- National NDIS Workforce Strategy
4. A financially sustainable scheme
Ensure a financially sustainable scheme that integrates seamlessly with mainstream service systems
- Resolve interface of NDIS and mainstream services:
- Mental Health
- NDIS Reserve Fund
5. Equitable and consistent decisions
Deliver equitable and consistent access and planning decisions by embedding the insurance
principles of the scheme.
- Data Transparency Agenda
- Insurance Program
- Independent functional assessments
- Plan flexibility
- Plan durations aligned with life circumstances
- National Disability Data and Research Policy
6. Improve long term outcomes
Improve long term outcomes for NDIS participants, their families and carers
- NDIS Participant Employment Strategy
- Specialist Disability Accommodation reforms
- Younger People in Residential Care Action Plan
You can read the Minister’s speech on the Department of Social Services website.