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2016-17

National Disability Insurance Scheme – Ensuring readiness and capability of non-government sector

National Disability Insurance Scheme – Ensuring readiness and capability of non-government sector
There are many people with disability who currently receive a range of services from Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) within the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS). These services include early intervention programs, supported accommodation, assistance with independent living, advocacy, and case management. Over the next two to three years, ADHC's role in the disability area will reduce as the National Disability Insurance Agency assumes these responsibilities as part of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

In its ‘Ready Together’ strategy, the NSW Government has committed to a sector which delivers contemporary, quality services and supports to assist people to live life their way. The strategy says that providers will be supported to transform their services to reflect the transition to self-directed supports and individualised funding approaches.

This audit will review the effectiveness of the FaCS’ work to manage the risks of transition to the NDIS in New South Wales by building the readiness of the non-government sector. The audit will also consider broader lessons that can be learned about government’s use of the non-government sector to deliver services.


2017-18

  • Effectiveness of early intervention programs

2018-19

  • Accessing crisis accommodation
  • Social housing