The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) has collated data in a report published the 30th of June 2020. The report details how families and carers of participants feel about the NDIS and if it has improved their lives over the past few years in the introduction phase.

 

Each family member and caregiver of a participant over the age of 25 were asked these five questions:
  1. Has the introduction of NDIS helped with rights and advocacy?
  2. Has the introduction of NDIS improved the level of support given?
  3. Has the introduction of NDIS provided greater access to community activities?
  4. Has the introduction of NDIS helped with future planning?
  5. Has the introduction of NDIS improved your wellbeing?

 

The research findings showed that families and carers of participants over the age of 25 improved in each criterion area, over a three-year period within the NDIS. Families and carers of participants of an older age were more likely to state that the NDIS with rights and advocacy and with future planning.

 

Families and caregivers that care for participants with physical disabilities and autism are less likely to agree that the NDIS helped engage with community activities than those with intellectual disability. It is up to us as NDIS planners and providers to increase access to these activities and raise the vulnerable to the same standard so that everyone has adequate access to NDIS service providers.
Families and carers of participants in remote or rural areas were more likely to agree that the NDIS has improved the level of support for their families. As Connect2Care expands, we will endeavour to service those with limited access to NDIS services.

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