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WHAT IS THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a social insurance scheme designed to transform the way disability services are provided in Australia. Traditionally, disability support funding was provided to service and care providers in block payments. The premise of the NDIS is to provide this funding directly to people with a disability who qualify for the scheme and to assist them to make informed decisions about the best supports and services they require to help live their life to the fullest. The first stage of the NDIS commenced in July 2013 with launch sites in South Australia, Tasmania, the Hunter region in New South Wales and the Barwon region of Victoria. The Australian Capital Territory launch will commence in July 2014 - find out more
CAPABILITY REVIEW OF THE SCHEME
People with Disability Australia logo On 21 March 2014 Craig Wallace, President of People with Disability Australia (PWDA) - Australia's peak cross-disability body - urged the Australian Government to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on time while investing the effort needed to get it right.
This follows the 20 March 2014 release by Senator Fifield of the Capability Review by the National Disability Insurance Agency Capability Review Team.  The Review found that the agency had made a herculean effort to get the scheme running in short timeframes but that the timeframes had created capability challenges within the agency. Government has said it is seeking advice on the timetable for the Scheme
DELIVER NDIS ON TIME AND GET IT RIGHT
Craig said, “The review of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has been likened to ‘a plane that took off before it had been fully built and is being completed while in the air'.
“The NDIS isn’t a plane taking off, it’s a progressive rollout. We are already taking until 2018/19 to get fully underway, so you could also liken it to a ship. It’s possible to do maintenance and refuel at sea without turning it around or foundering it.  We already have launch sites in operation and cannot sail along with parallel service systems for decades," said Mr Wallace.
“Medicare came into operation on 1 February 1984, following the passage in September 1983 of the Health Legislation Amendment Act 1983.  That’s around six months, so we know that Australia is equal to the task of delivering a sustainable nation building reform in tight timeframes if we want to.
“I welcome the release of the review and we need to address the issues in it around ICT, staffing, governance and the Geelong move.  We can walk and chew gum at the same time and do this in the lead up to rollout to get it right.  We need robust oversight and to invest time, skills and resources to make it happen while sticking to the already generous rollout timeframes for the NDIS.
“People with disability can’t afford to wait and every day of delay creates more cracks in a broken service system with declining carers and people moving into crisis," said Mr Wallace.
ABOUT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) - 1800 422 015 - is a national disability rights and advocacy, non-profit, non-government organisation. We have a cross-disability focus, representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability and our membership is made up of people with disability and organisations mainly constituted by people with disability.
Our vision is of a socially just, accessible and inclusive community, in which the human rights, citizenship, contribution, potential and diversity of all people with disability are respected and celebrated".

KEY FINDINGS OF THE NDIA CAPABILITY REVIEW
The bringing forward of the commencement date, together with the results of compromises to the proposed design of the Scheme in response to stakeholder concerns, has caused a large number of significant problems:

The ICT system put in place was the best available at very short notice but is not fit for purpose

The Board was not established until 1 July 2013. The Board is composed of nominees from State and Territory jurisdictions and while the members are high quality individuals, the selection process is not optimal for achieving the best mix of skill

The Board did not select the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the CEO did not select his temporary Senior Executive staff

Most staff in the Agency’s National Office are temporary, pending permanent recruitment to positions in Geelong

The data available from States is poorer than it would have been had there been time to cleanse it before commencement. As a result a lot of time has been spent trying to get clarity over which people are current customers of State services

The capability of the Agency is weaker than it otherwise would have been and the systems and processes to help ensure consistency of approach are less developed, and

Lack of clear guidance for staff on the way the Scheme operates, including eligibility and reasonable and necessary support.

To access the full text  of the Capability Review - click here

FREQUENT FEEDBACK AND QUESTIONS - IN COURSE OF DEVELOPMENT
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What is NDIS all about?

Are Aged Care and NDIS Interchangeable?

Who is eligible?

What about those over 64?

Disability Requirements

What regions are being trialled?

My Access Checker

What about MS Care Standards - Quality Control?

What help can I get?

What about Advocacy?

Examples of Services and Support - Case Histories/Testimonials

An Advocacy Perspective

 

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