Projects Disability Services

NDIS Data Collection Services for Scheme Actuary

Projects Disability Services

NDIS Data Collection Services for Scheme Actuary

Projects Disability Services

NDIS Data Collection Services for Scheme Actuary

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS:

  • Supports people with disability to participate in and contribute to social and economic life and provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime.
  • Also involves families and carers, respecting their role whilst supporting them to achieve their goals by providing certainty of support for people with disability.

Its key purpose is to assist people with disability to live ‘an ordinary life’.  That is, to fully realise their potential to participate in and contribute to society, and to have a say in their own future.

The NDIS is currently being trialled in most States and Territories and has approximately 20,000 participants.  From July 2016 to June 2019, it will be progressively implemented in all jurisdictions except Western Australia.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for measuring and reporting on the scheme’s success against the above aims.

The NDIA engaged AHA to gather information from participants in the scheme, to assist the scheme actuary to develop benchmark costs based on the characteristics of participants.  The information collected will assist in understanding the scheme’s costs and monitoring its financial sustainability.

AHA was appointed based on our extensive work in the disability sector and our track record of effectively managing large scale, time sensitive projects on behalf of government.

AHA is engaged to collect information via interview, either telephone or face-to-face, with approximately 2,500 participants located in the Barwon region of Victoria.

Data collection is conducted by AHA’s specialist team of disability professionals, which includes skilled psychologists, speech pathologists and other health professionals.

Further information about the NDIS is available at www.ndis.gov.au/

AHA was appointed based on our extensive work in the disability sector and our track record of effectively managing large scale, time sensitive projects on behalf of government.