The NDIS constitutes a seismic shift for the disability sector. But now is not the time to lose faith – it’s more important than ever that organisations have the courage of their convictions, and continue to invest in the future.
The concept of a National Disability Insurance Scheme was once an aspiration – people dreamed of targeted support, better coordination and better access to services and, ultimately, those dreams came true. But this is the real world, a place where good intentions are beset by challenges and where there is no magic wand, only grit and determination.
Change on such a scale will always cause ripples, if not tidal waves. It would be easy for Not for Profit providers to panic – to forecast doom. But the sector has been given a new impetus and it’s critical that even really difficult issues, such as payments from the NDIS portal, are not allowed to muddy the waters.
Source: Pro Bono Australia