Latest NDIS data now available

The latest NDIS public data release is now available. Highlights from this release include:

  • 105,951 children aged 0 to 6 and 83,304 young people aged 7 to 14 have met access to the Scheme since the start of the NDIS
  • Young people are waiting significantly shorter periods for access decisions, improving in various aspects of life, and are from more culturally diverse groups.
  • 98 per cent of participants live in major cities or regional areas and just under 2 per cent live in remote or very remote areas

The September release includes the Agency’s first deep dive report into young people in the NDIS. It also includes the Agency’s first deep dive report into participants across remoteness classifications – a detailed comparison of participants living in major cities, regional areas and remote areas within Australia. We have also refreshed the NDIS Market report and dashboards, and created a supporting guide to help you better understand the dashboards.

Visit the Data and Insights website to explore the latest data.

 

Independent Assessments

The NDIS has released information on assessment tools for independent assessments that will lead to fairer and more consistent decisions for NDIS participants

Through research and testing, we have identified 6 assessment tools. They called this the assessment toolkit. The tools assess how a person functions in their daily life.

The tools align with the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO ICF).

They will continue to review the assessment tools we use to ensure they are working for participants and are the best fit for the NDIS.

You can find their report on how we selected the assessment tools, and an Easy Read version in the toolkit on the NDIS website.

We know independent assessments are a big change for participants. That’s why they are also releasing what they learnt from the independent assessment pilots. They are committed to sharing the information and evidence collected on independent assessments, to demonstrate how they will benefit you.

They ran the pilots to test how they would implement independent assessments, as well as the types of assessment tools. You can read the independent assessment pilot learnings and ongoing evaluation plan on the NDIS website.

 

National Youth Policy Framework Consultation Survey

The National Youth Policy Framework Consultation Survey is now open.

The purpose of this survey is to help the Australian Government’s Youth Taskforce gain an understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted young Australians and learn more about what is most important to them.

The survey is accessible to all young Australians aged 18 and over and takes 20-25 minutes to complete. It is open until Monday 12 October 2020.

If you would like to participate in the survey, you can access it here.

More information about the National Youth Policy Framework is available on the Department of Health website.

 

Supported Independent Living (SIL): consultation

The NDIS are working to improve Supported Independent Living (SIL).

To ensure these improvements have a greater focus on participant choice and control we want your feedback.

They have created a consultation paper that outlines our proposed next steps to make operational and billing process improvements.

Registered and non-registered providers, participants and their families, support coordinators and industry representatives can make submissions.

Submissions close on 10:00am AEST Monday 19 October 2020.

 

Have your say

From October 2020, participants may receive a call from Australian Healthcare Associates on behalf of the NDIS.

If you are contacted and choose to take part in our short, five-minute survey, you will help the NDIS understand your experience interacting with the NDIS and how to improve the Scheme.

Learn more about the participant satisfaction survey.

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