Did you know that 80% of the NDIS workforce are women? Or that only three quarters of allocated NDIS funds are being spent? In this interactive Q&A, Sara Gingold picks out 20 nuggets of NDIS insight. Click on a number for the question and the forward arrow > at the bottom for the answer.
Sara is our go-to Content Specialist and the Editor of DSC's NDIS Resource Hub. She personifies the voice of DSC in her own passionate style and prides herself (quite rightly) on her research skills and fact-finding ability. Diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2012, Sara's lived experience of disability shines through in her work and she is a highly skilled, authoritative NDIS commentator. She began her career overseeing innovative Cambodian education projects and has quickly become an indispensable part of the DSC team.
Going the extra mile day after day is running many Support Coordinators off their feet. Evie explores what makes this role particularly difficult to sustain and what can be done to support them.
Worker screening processes will soon be changing to a nationally consistent system under the Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Jessica explores what we know about what the process will look like and what providers must do to get ready.
A national approach to behaviour support and restrictive practice could mean significant changes for NDIS providers. Jessica explores the differences between state and territory policies and the new national regulatory regime.
The Agency has just released first of its kind data on the progress of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Brent dives into the numbers and analyses what they tell us about how SDA is tracking.
Yesterday, the Federal government told us that they had listened to community concerns and had a plan to support people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS. But as Sara explores, it is a plan that feels a little too familiar.
Troublingly, estimates show that only 89% of people with disability in Australia will not be eligible for the NDIS. Sara explores how providers can support people will find themselves ineligible but still very much in need of support.
With the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework, the rules around restrictive practices are going to change. Jessica answers common queries we get from providers about what this will mean for registration requirements and Participant’s who take medications.
In this powerful article, Sally revisits the idea of love at the frontline and what it has meant to her family when it matters most.
One question we regularly get asked by worried providers familiarising themselves with the NDIS registration process is "who is going to pay for all of this?" Bronwyn explores what the new costs are and who will be paying the bill.
At long last, the new SIL Provider Pack has arrived. Sara explores some of its fresh new features.