On Thursday 14 November 2019 the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced some major changes to the Scheme, as it enters the final stages of its national rollout. These changes are designed to make the NDIS easier to navigate, more accessible, sustainable into the future, and increase plan utilisation rates.
The Minister’s six-point plan included some promising initiatives that could have big effects on the disability sector and the lives of NDIS participants and their families. Some of the biggest changes were:
In his speech announcing the plan, the Minister identified six categories that need to be addressed as the Scheme heads towards 500,000 participants over the next five years.
You can read more details about how the Government plan on improving each of these categories in the Minister’s speech, available here in full.
This announcement heralds the most significant changes to the NDIS since its introduction and Plan Partners will ensure all our customers and service providers are kept up to date on what these changes mean for them.