Research and Reports | 9 September 2016

Disability Service Organisations (DSO) Financial Sustainability Report

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A new study from Curtin University’s Not-for-profit Initiative and NDS’s Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) provides governments, disability service providers and the broader community with detailed information on the supply and sustainability of disability services in Australia.

Findings of the report include that 43 per cent of disability service providers generate less than 3 per cent profit, suggesting that many disability providers will struggle to generate enough profit to invest in the growth, change and innovation required by the NDIS.

Curtin University Professor David Gilchrist says that while it is encouraging that 60 per cent of respondents in the report rate their financial strength as ‘strong’ or ‘very strong,’ organisations need great support to minimise risk.


DSO Financial Sustainability Report

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