In The Media | 4 February 2015

Feedback forum for NDIS participants

NDIS CEO David Bowen is visiting the region to discuss ways to improve access to disability services and iron out any unforseen delivery issues.

The scheme is set to be progressively rolled out across Australia next year.

Mr Bowen said concerns about the scheme’s long-term viability are top of the agenda, but it is actually running on budget.

“The scheme’s actually operating below its funding envelope,” he said.

“Taken what we know about an area like Newcastle, and if we extrapolate that to full scheme and allow for the different circumstances of each location, what would it look like against the cost assumptions for full scheme?

Source: ABC