In partnership with People With Disability Australia, the Summer Foundation conducted research into people’s experience of the NDIS. The research aimed to understand what works well in the NDIS, how it has made a difference to people’s lives and what they would change about the NDIS.
The results tell us the NDIS has transformed lives for the better and helped people achieve important life goals, but there is a deep distrust and lack of confidence in the administration of the scheme.
Many participants live in fear of their funding being cut due to policy change, miscommunication or errors; dealing with the NDIS was stressful and time consuming; and the scheme was difficult to access.
The research amplifies the voice of NDIS participants (and close others) and provides invaluable insight into the experience of dealing with the NDIS as a person with disability.
A copy of the research has been given to the Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten.
You can see the report here.