National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) February 2013
What is the NDIS? The NDIS • will support people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers • is a new way approach of personalised support for people with disability • focused on choice and control and a lifetime approach to a person’s disability support needs
NDIA Goals • People with disability are in control and have choices, based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. • The National Disability Insurance Scheme is financially sustainable and is governed using insurance principles. • The community has ownership, confidence and pride in the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the National Disability Insurance Agency. .
Heads of Agreement – Queensland • Queensland and Australian Governments have reached agreement for the full implementation of the NDIS in Queensland. • The NDIS commences in Queensland on 1 July 2016 and will be fully implemented by 1 July 2019. • By 2019, the NDIA will be responsible for full implementation of the NDIS. The Queensland Government will no provide specialist disability services but will have a key role in the NDIS as a funding stakeholder. • The Queensland Government will have responsibility for basic community care services for people not eligible for the NDIS.
The NDIS in Queensland • When fully operational, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive • 45,000 people currently receiving services are likely to move to the NDIS
What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? People with disability • Participants will undertake a planning process • Reasonable and necessary disability supports will be set out in individual plans to meet the goals of people with disability over their life time • Participants choose who delivers the supports in their plan and contract directly with providers • Participants can request to self-manage the funding for supports
What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? Reasonable and necessary disability supports • will assist the participant to pursue their goals, objectives and aspirations • will facilitate the participant’s social and economic participation • represents value for money • effective and beneficial for the participant, having regard to current good practice • takes account of what it is reasonable to expect families, carers, informal networks and the community to provide • more appropriately funded or provided through other general systems Supports not funded or provided under the NDIS • likely to cause harm to participant or pose risk to others • not related to the participant’s disability • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not directly attributable to a participants disability support needs
What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? Providers • Operate in a market approach • Will contract directly with participants who will buy supports from them. • Will be paid following delivery of the support • May be paid by participants, by plan management providers or make claims directly to the NDIA • Register with the NDIA – meet NDIA Terms and Conditions
What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? • More than double current level of funding • More than double number of participants • Wider range of types of supports including increased purchase from broader community and business sectors • Potential double number of jobs (increase of 13,000 FTE positions)
Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Queensland Disability Plan • Preparation for the NDIS in Queensland and for inclusion in mainstream support Communication and engagement strategy • Covers the three groups in the work program (sector, departmental, whole-of-government) • Awareness raising – targeted messages and method of communication for broad range of target groups
Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Sector: people with disability • Build capacity of people with disability, families and carers to: • how to plan well to be ready • what is involved in managing their plan and funding
Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Sector: service providers • Build capacity of disability service providers to understand and adapt sustainably to the NDIS environment • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and rural and remote communities to develop local solutions for local challenges
Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Disability services reform • More individualised funding arrangements – Your Life Your Choice • Streamline access to aids and equipment • Streamlined program arrangements • Review of support arrangements for people with high and complex support needs • Review and amend legislation as needed
Queensland contribution to National NDIS development Ongoing policy and implementation work • Queensland Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support expert advice on: • Clinical expertise, evidence based practice • Restrictive practices and positive behaviour support • Clinician and sector readiness in response to high and complex needs and evidence-based practice • Research • Quality and Safeguards • Aids and Equipment – Queensland Competition Authority
Find out more Queensland Government’s disability website www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability/key-projects/national-disability-insurance-scheme The National Disability Insurance Agency www.ndis.gov.au