NDIS Policy

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), when designed correctly and implemented effectively, will transform the lives of people with disabilities.

However, challenges exist during the current transition phase. Young people in aged care are facing significant barriers accessing the scheme as well as problems developing and implementing their NDIS plans. The bureaucratic processes in the NDIS, as well as a lack of service expertise and appropriate housing, are preventing hospitals from discharging people with disabilities with complex health needs back into the community.

The Summer Foundation is advocating for policy and process improvements that will improve NDIS outcomes for people with complex support needs.

Solution 1: Better coordination between the NDIS, health and aged care sectors

Solution 2: Remove bureaucratic hurdles preventing people from accessing the NDIS

Solution 3: Provide more support to bring young people from aged care into the NDIS faster

Solution 4: Develop an effective national approach to quality and safeguarding for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Solution 5: Commit to a transparent process for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Price and Framework reviews

Solution 6: Invest in building the capacity of people with disabilities to self-manage their supports