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ndis speed of ndis roll-out is a threat T how satisfied are you? he NDIS has a high level of community support, however the speed of the roll-out and a shortage of skilled workers are putting the scheme at risk, according to a Productivity Commission position paper released in June. “A real challenge is growing the current policy settings.” The report found that the “NDIA disability care workforce needed to deliver the scheme. As many as one in five new jobs created in Australia over the next few years will need to 71% said their satisfaction be in the disability sector. There are level was average or above. unlikely to be enough providers and workers as the scheme rolls out under must place greater emphasis on pre-planning, in-depth planning support and goodwill in the conversations, plan quality reporting, community for making the NDIS work and more specialised training for as “extraordinary” but said there were planners”. serious issues that need ironing out, particularly in the planning process. Commissioner Angela McRae The Every Australian Counts online survey was conducted from November 2016 to January 2017. Of those people with disability already in the NDIS: The Commission described 78% of people with disability said they had the same or more support as before the NDIS. 64% said their life was the same or better. Top issues for the NDIS not meeting expectations: • System too bureaucratic • Lack of choice and control • Level of support is less than said: “Given the extraordinary scale, pace and nature of the changes the are largely on track, with many but scheme is driving, we are seeing not all participants receiving more some big challenges. A key concern supports than before, with more is the speed of the rollout and choice and control. its impact on the experience of participants and providers through the feedback received on the NDIS? Email editor@linkonline. the planning process, plan quality position paper, and expects to finish com.au or tell us on Facebook. and market development. the review by October. The Commission said NDIS costs The Commission will now review I was expecting • Roll-out too slow Got something to say about the Giving our all for health and community care. NDIS provider 50 ndis Call us 1300 764 433 Or visit hendercare.com.au linkonline.com.au