National Disability Insurance Agency
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s national disability support scheme and supports Australians with a disability, their families and carers. NDIS participants each receive an individualised support package which can be used to purchase goods and services which support social and economic participation and help individuals with a disability meet their goals. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS is being rolled out across the country and at 31 March 2019 over 277,155 people were accessing the scheme. By 2020 a total of 460,000 people will gain access to the scheme and receive the supports they need.
AHA has been engaged by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to conduct 10,000 telephone surveys of NDIS participants and their families within a three-month period from August to October 2019. This is the third consecutive year that AHA has undertaken this project in partnership with the NDIA.
The survey used is the the Long Form Outcomes Framework (LFOF) and was designed to capture the outcomes of NDIS participants across several domains, including health, relationships, employment and community participation.
The NDIA will use the survey results to help identify the types of supports that lead to good outcomes for participants and to improve the NDIS.
Further information about the NDIS is available at www.ndis.gov.au.
Survey results help identify the types of supports that lead to good outcomes for participants and improve the NDIS.