Presentation on theme: "National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) February 2013
2 What is the NDIS? The NDIS will support people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carersis a new way approach of personalised support for people with disabilityfocused on choice and control and a lifetime approach to a person’s disability support needs
3 NDIA GoalsPeople 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..
4 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.
5 The NDIS in QueenslandWhen fully operational, around 97,000 Queenslanders with significant or profound disability will have choice and control over the support they receive45,000 people currently receiving services are likely to move to the NDIS
6 What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? People with disabilityParticipants will undertake a planning processReasonable and necessary disability supports will be set out in individual plans to meet the goals of people with disability over their life timeParticipants choose who delivers the supports in their plan and contract directly with providersParticipants can request to self-manage the funding for supports
7 What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? Reasonable and necessary disability supportswill assist the participant to pursue their goals, objectives and aspirationswill facilitate the participant’s social and economic participationrepresents value for moneyeffective and beneficial for the participant, having regard to current good practicetakes account of what it is reasonable to expect families, carers, informal networks and the community to providemore appropriately funded or provided through other general systemsSupports not funded or provided under the NDISlikely to cause harm to participant or pose risk to othersnot related to the participant’s disabilityrelates to day-to-day living costs that are not directly attributable to a participants disability support needsKey issues include:Making sure people with disability, families, carers, disability service providers, advocates, etc know about and understand the NDIS and the NDIA and how they will transitionMaking sure that adequate services are available to meet increased need, especially in rural and remote areas, includingincreasing workforceSupporting service providers to develop new business models and innovative servicesParticipant pathwayComplete access request form and confirm eligibilityDevelop your planChoose your supportsImplement your planReview your plan.Support will be available to people before they transition so they are able to plan well for the future.People with disability, families and carers will be supported to transition to the NDIS. This will include provision of information to support this process and assistance with how to plan for the future.At this stage, it is expected that each person will be involved in a planning and assessment process at the time of transition.Given feedback from launch sites, the Queensland Government is committed to helping people with disability and their families and carers to build capacity so they can do some advance planning.
8 What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? ProvidersOperate in a market approachWill contract directly with participants who will buy supports from them.Will be paid following delivery of the supportMay be paid by participants, by plan management providers or make claims directly to the NDIARegister with the NDIA – meet NDIA Terms and Conditions
9 What will the future look like with an NDIS in Queensland? More than double current level of fundingMore than double number of participantsWider range of types of supports including increased purchase from broader community and business sectorsPotential double number of jobs (increase of 13,000 FTE positions)
10 Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Queensland Disability PlanPreparation for the NDIS in Queensland and for inclusion in mainstream supportCommunication and engagement strategyCovers 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
11 Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Sector: people with disabilityBuild capacity of people with disability, families and carers to:how to plan well to be readywhat is involved in managing their plan and funding
12 Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Sector: service providersBuild capacity of disability service providers to understand and adapt sustainably to the NDIS environmentSupport Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and rural and remote communities to develop local solutions for local challengesStrategies and projects are under development to achieve these outcomes.
13 Queensland Government preparation for the NDIS Disability services reformMore individualised funding arrangements – Your Life Your ChoiceStreamline access to aids and equipmentStreamlined program arrangementsReview of support arrangements for people with high and complex support needsReview and amend legislation as neededStrategies and projects are under development to achieve these outcomes.
14 Queensland contribution to National NDIS development Ongoing policy and implementation workQueensland Centre of Excellence for Clinical Innovation and Behaviour Support expert advice on:Clinical expertise, evidence based practiceRestrictive practices and positive behaviour supportClinician and sector readiness in response to high and complex needs and evidence-based practiceResearchQuality and SafeguardsAids and Equipment – Queensland Competition Authority
15 Find out moreQueensland Government’s disability website The National Disability Insurance Agency