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Traditional cost cutting can kill the heart and soul of an organisation. Our NDIS experts provide proven cost saving alternatives that build stronger organisational cultures while delivering better participant outcomes. Talk to us about:
- Charging smart: Understanding the different options for translating your service to the NDIS Price Guide
- Understanding your financial structure
- Identifying services and activities that you should stop doing
- Alternative funding sources
NDIS SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALIST
DSC's Subject Matter Specialists are sector leaders in their fields.
A very rare NDIS bird indeed. Jonathan is a commercial operator who mixes business smarts with frontline disability experience to create financially sustainable NDIS business operations. He assists providers to better understand their NDIS revenue and cost drivers and the levers to deliver better financial and social outcomes. He has assisted housing providers to develop commercially viable organisational structures and rosters, ADE providers to generate more financially sustainable business models and Support Coordination services to identify business performance targets.
Jonathan owns a boutique home & community care business so he knows gets just how hard life is for an NDIS provider. He has also had a long consulting career and hence is pragmatic and focused on practical solutions that provide tangible numbers that stack up. He’s DSC’s very own Gouldian Finch.
Jonathan is a Subject Matter Specialist in Finance.
INSIGHT IN ACTION
The NDIA have this morning made two important announcements: 1. A new participant pathway is being trialled and 2. The price limits for Short Term Accommodation (Respite) will be increased.
The NDIA recently updated the Specialist Disability Accommodation Price Guide, increasing both New Build and Existing Stock prices by 2.1%.
The 2017/18 NDIS Price Guides are hot off the press. Evie outlines what you need to know about this long anticipated update.
Some recent advice to leaders in the disability space specifying a reduction in service quality as a strategy to survival has caused a stir amongst participants and their families. And rightly so. Sally Coddington explores some of the many alternatives providers have to reduce costs and improve quality.
NDS and the Curtin University Not-for-profit Initiative have developed a practical learning program aimed at increasing costing and pricing skills for disability service providers across Australia.
Central to the viability of businesses is in the NDIS is identifying the true unit cost of service provision. One of the easiest and most effective ways of doing this is by developing a ‘calculation engine’.
Because you will get paid in arrears, cash flow is vital in the NDIS. The NSW Government Industry Development Fund (IDF) has a suite of resources to assist organisations to identify, forecast and control the flow of money coming in and out of your business.
If you're feeling entrepreneurial, these ADHC tools and resources examine the potential role of loans for service providers to transition to the NDIS.
Understanding your cost base is essential to NDIS survival. The NSW Government Industry Development Fund (IDF) provides an Excel based unit costing tool and related resources, as well as exploring unit costing software options.
The experiences of other countries tell us three things. First, we can expect that the take up of full self-management to be low. Second, it's likely to be very uneven. Third, it's likely to be highly disruptive to models of service provision and employment
What we do
DSC is where NDIS expertise lives. Check out the links below to find out more about our specialist NDIS work.