Choice, Control and the NDIS
To what extent is the National Disability Insurance Scheme achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability?
Helen Dickinson, Deborah Warr, Sue Olney, Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Erin Wilson, Jen Hargrave, Amber Karanikolas, Vasiliky Kasidis, Georgia Katsikis, Jasmine Ozge, Dave Peters, Jacinta Wheeler and Michelle Wilcox
This project explored the degree to which the National Disability Insurance Scheme is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services. Introduced in 2013, the NDIS is the most significant reform of disability services in Australia in a generation.
The scheme aims to increase both the funding available for disability services and the control that people living with disabilities have over the design and delivery of their care. It does this, in part, by handing greater control over care budgets to people with disabilities and their families so that services might be designed and delivered in a way that better meets their needs. The research process involved community researchers with disabilities working with university-based experts which improved the quality of the project and our ability to collect and analyse evidence effectively.
Funded by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Warr D, Dickinson H, Olney S, Hargrave J, Karanikolas A, Kasidis V, Katsikis G, Ozge J, Peters D, Wheeler J, Wilcox M, 2017, Choice, control and the NDIS: Service users’ perspectives on having choice and control in the new National Disability Insurance Scheme, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
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- Taking the pulse of the NDIS, The Policy Shop Podcast, 21 December 2017
- How the NDIS is faring so far, ABC Radio Darwin, 16 October 2017
- Choice and control: the challenge of growing the NDIS, ABC Radio National Life Matters, 5 July 2017
- NDIS research presented to MPs, Parliament of Victoria, 26 June 2017
- The NDIS costs are on track, but that doesn’t mean all participants are getting the support they need, Helen Dickinson for The Conversation, 15 June 2017
- NDIS may be exacerbating inequality for some with a disability, research finds, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2017
- ‘Can the NDIS Deliver?’, Helen Dickinson for Pursuit, 23 May 2017
- ‘Will the NDIS and individualisation of disability services enhance human rights?‘, Helen Dickinson for Right Now, 22 February 2016
- ‘Is Australia ready to give people with disability real choice and control over services?‘, Helen Dickinson for The Conversation, 24 November 2015