In this series dedicated to examining discrepancies in the Planning process, Sara and Evie explore why so many Participants are being told that Plan Management comes out of their Plans and what can be done about it.
If you read the news, it’s easy to believe the NDIS is in a cataclysmic spiral. But it’s not time to give up hope yet, write Vanessa & Roland.
The sector is scrambling to adjust to the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Roland explores how providers could use this challenge to improve the protection of participant's rights and get better outcomes.
SDA without a comparable Supported Independent Living (SIL) policy is useless, it cannot service the needs of people with disabilities. But, as Brent explains, they are currently not sufficiently linked in policy or practice, potentially having serious consequences for participant's rights.
The Western Australian Government has finally announced its intention to join the rest of the country in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
2 years after his viral article A Rabbit in the NDIS Headlights, Roland explores what we are still seeing go wrong in the sector and what can be done.
You learn more from your stuff ups than the things that go well. Luckily for Roland, after 30 years in the sector, he has more than one such learning to share.
Sally Coddington explores what could the transfer of Support Coordination to LAC/ECEI partners mean for Participants and the Scheme.
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.
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 NDIS desperately need leadership that can show integrity, admit to the problems and give families reason to believe that things will get better. But instead what we've got is a plane with no pilot - and a Scheme thats funding still hangs in the balance thanks to Labor's Budget response.
The NDIA have now released the list of organisations who will be funded under the Information, Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) program in the ACT.
We meet a lot of organisations who are confused about what Support Coordination should look like. This article goes beyond the basics to demonstrate what Support Coordination should look like – and what it should not.
Vanessa and Roland examine how to avoid going broke ‘NDIS style’ through a fundamental rethink of the way we do business.
DSC is getting lots of calls from organisations confused about how the ILC program will operate. Sadly, once you understand the fundamentals of ILC and LAC, confusion is replaced with serious concern. Roland outlines the major failings of the ILC program design - and how a failure to address these might just kneecap the NDIS.
Bruce Bonyhady, the inaugural Chair of the NDIS has now left the Board. It has been a difficult birth for the NDIS under Bruce’s leadership and this article draws on the issues he raised as most challenging for the future in his parting letter to Minister Porter and the NDIS Standing Council.
Rob Woolley questions many organisations' approaches to service design, delivery and systems within the seismic change the NDIS will bring.