State of the Disability Sector Report 2018 Released
November 21st, 2018
The National Disability Services (NDS) published the State of the Disability Sector Report, examining the intricate and challenging sector reforms. Evidently the sector is facing challenges, however disability service providers remain dedicated to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). However, a significant majority, at 73 per cent, firmly believe that its systems and processes require immediate enhancements. Other challenges include policy uncertainty, unrealistic pricing and costly red tape which is driving up the cost of doing business.
This year’s report stem from the Annual Market Survey, independently carried out by the University of New South Wales’ Centre for Social Impact. This year, 626 nationwide disability service providers, varying in size, discussed their sector’s successes and challenges amid significant change.
Despite concerns, the NDIS continues to receive unwavering support from disability service providers. Furthermore, the percentage of providers who feel that the NDIA collaborates effectively with the sector has increased, rising 7% from the previous year. Encouraging signs suggest that we can actively address the current NDIS issues to guarantee the best possible Scheme.
You can download the report here.