The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have commissioned the NDIS Thin Markets Project to develop strategies to address supply gaps in ‘thin markets’ in the NDIS. The project will examine options for different cases. Noting that there is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all approach to addressing thin markets and related challenges, the ultimate focus of the project is on making sure NDIS participants affected by ‘thin markets’ challenges have access to the supports they require.
There are a number of ways to express your views on the issues raised in the discussion paper, or other views you hold about how the government should respond to thin markets in the NDIS context.
- Make a written submission
- If you are a service provider, participant, or peak body representing NDIS participants, – respond to the NDIS Thin Markets Project Survey. The survey will be open from 5 April 2019 to 31 May 2019.
- Participate in a workshop and targeted interviews – workshops and interviews will be held in areas where gaps have been identified. More details will be provided directly to identified providers and peak bodies.
You can view the thin markets consultation page here.