Complying with National Disability Standards

Overview The NDIS Practice Standards for providers are a benchmark used for and provision of high quality and safe supports as well as assessment of performance in service delivery to NDIS participants. Along with the NDIS Code of Conduct, Practice Standards enlighten and educate providers on what is to be expected of them. The goal […]

Impact and Progress of NDIS’s Supported Disability Accommodation So Far

Overview Ever since the introduction of Supported Disability Accommodation funding through the NDIS, housing for people living with disability in Australia has been remodelled (or is in the process) from a traditional grants-based funding system to a market-based funding system. This means that people living with disability get to have more say, on how their […]

Supported Disability Accommodation Is an Emerging Frontier in Business Growth for Providers

Overview There is a growing need for suitable housing for the thousands of Australians living with disabilities. This has been a long running concern for both local, state and national government. In line with the principles, vision and mission of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Supported Disability Accommodation was set up to allow Australians […]

The Basics of Specialist Disability Accommodation

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) defines Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) as follows: “SDA refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including: to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA funding is for the dwelling itself, and is not intended to […]

The Basics of Assistive Technology (AT) for Participants

The World Health Organisation’s definition for assistive technology is, “any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed”. The NDIS adopts the same definition but clearly stipulates that it does not include the flowing: Publicly accessible […]

Providers supporting independent living

At the core of the NDIS goals and objectives is the purpose to provide people with disabilities with the support that they require in order for them to live as independently as they possibly can. It is through collaboration with registered service providers that they are able to achieve this, and one way they do […]

Market Diversity is very important to the NDIA, Providers and Participants

The NDIA acts as a market steward for Australias disability marketplace. This means that the agency is tasked with exercising oversight as well as overseeing the development of the NDIS marketplace. Not only will it provide certainty for existing providers but also new entrants who wish to join and serve participants. The agency intends to […]

As A Provider, You Should Always Measure Outcomes and Report

As an NDIS provider, it is important to keep track of not only the state of the services you provide, but also the progress of the NDIS participants receiving supports from you. This involves the thorough measuring of outcomes of the various participants benefiting from your service provision, in line with their plans and objectives. […]

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