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1 February 2013 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

2 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

3 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..

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 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 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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)

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 Find out more Queensland Government’s disability website projects/national-disability-insurance-scheme The National Disability Insurance Agency


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