The latest report on the progress of the NDIS roll out is full of good news: it shows that the number of people with individual plans is steadily rising, the cost of the scheme remains within budget and participants are generally happy with the experience.
Since the end of June, another 2,455 people now have approved individual plans in place – bringing the total number of participants up to 19,758.
Even as more people join the scheme satisfaction rates remain high – 95 per cent of all participants continue to report that they are happy or very happy with the planning process.
According to the report, the roll out is generally on time and on budget, with a total of $1.2 billion now having been invested in services and equipment for people with disability.
The cost of the average package has risen slightly from $33,597 to $34,831, which is still below what has been planned once the full scheme is in place.
It’s great to see another Quarterly report showing that the NDIS roll out is on track and is transforming lives for those in the trial sites.
We’ll continue to watch closely as the roll out continues – more than 440,342 people across the country are still waiting.
Read the 9th NDIS Quarterly report here.