For too long, the SDA has been a complicated enigma for the sector. Kylie Morgan unpacks the Summer Foundation and PricewaterhouseCoopers' new and critical report and shares her four key take home messages.
They say money makes the world go round, so who will finance the SDA? In this article, Luke Bo'sher looks into where $5 billion in investment is likely to come from.
With 28,000 NDIS participants expected to receive SDA funding, the demand for properties is set to skyrocket. Luke Bo'sher examines the bricks and mortar of what is being built and who it is for.
Evie explores the policy and practice behind two key Support Coordination challenges: its time-limited nature and the role of Local Area Coordinators.
Know that you should have read the NDIS Act but have not had the time? In this series, Sara Gingold explores the Sections that all providers need to know, starting with everybody's favourite - reasonable and necessary.
Once upon a time Australia built a disjointed, complex railway system that would haunt it for years to come. Today, Brent Woolgar writes, we are in danger of making the same mistake with SDA.
The NDIS and Education sectors meet at a complex and confusing intersection. Jessica Stubbins explores how the mainstream and disability services divide their responsibilities to students with disabilities.
As we transition to the NDIS, the future of state funding for disability advocacy is under threat. Sara Gingold explores how advocacy plays an important role in supporting people with disabilities through life's turbulent times.
Strong pre-planning is essential for getting the best possible outcomes from the NDIS. Faye Lawrence explores how offering pre-planning services can benefit both you and your customers.
The next Information, Linkages & Capacity Building funding round is set to open any day now. Successful grant writer Elizabeth McGarry explores the context of this next round and shares her tips for ILC success.
The NDIA recently updated the Specialist Disability Accommodation Price Guide, increasing both New Build and Existing Stock prices by 2.1%.
Think providers need to be big to survive in the NDIS? Roland Naufal debunks the 'get big' approach and outlines the strategies that are working.
The NDIS is a plane built in flight. We are all intensely aware of the challenges this presents but we often overlook the potential opportunities, writes Sara Gingold.
The 2017/18 NDIS Price Guides are hot off the press. Evie outlines what you need to know about this long anticipated update.
The Productivity Commission has today released its position paper on the NDIS Costs. Brent Woolgar outlines the highlights
Earlier this week, NDIS CEO David Bowen released a statement about the NDIA's approach to improving processes. In this amusing article, Support Coordinator, Sam Paior translates the statement into layman's terms.
Despite the recent flurry of activity in the SDA space, there remains a critical missing piece of the puzzle, writes Brent Woolgar.
Over the last few weeks we have learned a lot about some State Governments positions regarding their existing stock of social and disability housing. This is vital information if you are considering investment in SDA.
The snippets of information fed to DES providers on Budget Night 2017 did little more than bring further uncertainty to the sector. Perhaps the answer to better work outcomes lies somewhere buried deeply in the NDIS and the tragically under-utilised employment supports, writes John Donnon.