The NDIS NSW funds long-term high-quality care and support for people with significant disabilities, better links the community and people with disabilities, provides information to people, helps break down stereotypes, and ensures quality assurance and best practice among service NDIS providers.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme gives people with disability choice and control over the supports they receive. It helps people with disability support live life their way, achieve their goals and participate in the community. There are a number of established NDIS providers and a many new NDIS providers.
When the National Disability Insurance Scheme NSW is fully operational, an estimated 140,000 people with disability in New South Wales will be able to access supports, including an additional 50,000 people who do not currently receive any disability supports.
The NSW and Australian governments have reached agreement on funding, governance and operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in NSW.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the largest social reform in a generation. NSW is the first state to sign a Full Scheme Agreement with the Australian Government, a historic step in this important reform. It will provide the basis for the NSW and Australian governments to work together to improve outcomes for people living with disability in NSW, now and in future generations.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme will ensure people with disability have more choice and control over the supports they receive, assisting them to achieve their goals. The NDIS providers will bring relevant supports and services to those in need.
NSW has already successfully transitioned more than 84,000 people into the National Disability Insurance Scheme and has 3400 active NDIS providers of supports and services. In NSW, the NDIS is expected to benefit up to 140,000 people with disability.
The Full Scheme Agreement sets out the ongoing governance and financial arrangements for the NDIS in NSW. In 2018–19, the Australian and NSW governments will commit more than $6 billion to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The agreement ensures the scheme will be financially supported in the long term.
The Full Scheme Agreement outlines shared responsibilities and clear ways of working between NSW, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, and the Australian Government. This will help ensure that the NDIS is operating effectively and providing high-quality supports to people living with disability.