National Disability Insurance Agency
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s national disability support scheme – designed to support 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 - to support social and economic participation and help individuals with a disability meet their goals. For many people, the NDIS is the first time they receive the disability support they need.
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. The NDIS is being rolled out across the country and approximately 320,000 people currently access the Scheme. Once fully rolled out, the NDIS will provide funding of $22 billion per year to an estimated 500,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability.
For the past four consecutive years, AHA has been engaged by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to conduct telephone surveys of NDIS participants and their families. AHA has conducted more than 20,000 surveys for the NDIA, including 10,000 surveys between August and October 2019.
The survey is the Long Form Outcomes Framework (LFOF) – designed to capture the outcomes of NDIS participants across several domains, including:
The survey results assist the NDIA to identify the types of supports that lead to good outcomes for participants, and to improve the Scheme. Further information about the NDIS is available at www.ndis.gov.au.
AHA survey results assist the NDIA to identify the types of supports that lead to good outcomes for participants, and to improve the Scheme.