The Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health project (University of Melbourne) explored the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services.
This project explored the degree to which the NDIS is achieving its aims and objectives from the perspective of people with disability using these services. Introduced in 2013, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the most significant reform of disability services in Australia in a generation. The scheme aims to increase both the funding available for disability services and the control that people living with disabilities have over the design and delivery of their care. It does this, in part, by handing greater control over care budgets to people with disabilities and their families so that services might be designed and delivered in a way that better meets their needs. The research process involved community researchers with disabilities working with university-based experts which improved the quality of the project and our ability to collect and analyse evidence effectively.