The National Disability Insurance Scheme promises choice and control for people with disability, but both Not for Profits and participants face teething problems as the service is rolled out nationwide.
The $22 billion per year scheme – which doubles the level of public funding for disability – is Australia’s biggest social policy project since Medicare, and it’s been widely welcomed by the sector.
But there are also many concerns. Can Not for Profits stand out in a competitive market? Do people with disability know their rights? How do they navigate the system? And can the national agency overseeing the system cope with the mammoth task?
In the first episode of a three-part series, Not for Podcast investigates whether the sector is NDIS ready.
Source: Pro Bono Australia