The National Disability Insurance Agency has released its annual report for 2014-2015, with a reflection of how the NDIS fared in its second year.
The report looks back over the NDIA’s year to show how it met milestones at targets for the establishment and roll out of the NDIS.
The overall message in the report is that the NDIS is tracking well as it gears up for full roll out from July next year. But there is still a big job ahead.
As well as major milestones, such as the establishment of new trial sites in the ACT, Barkley (in the Northern Territory) and Perth Hills, and the Citizens Jury it also includes important facts and figures, such as:
- It is on track to meet its target of increasing the number of NDIS participants from 19,817 on June 30, 2015 to over 460,000 by 2020.
- Average package costs for NDIS participants for the year were in line with those included in the 2014-15 bilateral agreements between states, territories and the Commonwealth Government.
- 35% of participants, including 53% of participants over 45 received assistive technology as part of their package.
- 607 additional providers registered with the NDIA during the year – bringing the total to 1957 as at 30 June, 2015.
- 16.16% of NDIA staff identify as having a disability compared to 3.1% of the Australian Public Service. Around half of NDIA employees identify as having significant experience with disability.
Most importantly, the annual report tells the stories of NDIS participants and how they’re finding the transformation to choice and control and the supports they have received under the scheme.
The full report is at http://www.ndis.gov.au/story-year-two