Interface with Health
2.50 The committee recommends the Council of
Australian Government (COAG) Health Council in collaboration with the COAG
Disability Reform Council urgently undertake work to address current boundary
and interface issues between health and NDIS services.
2.52 The committee recommends the NDIA establish an
NDIA unit specialising in dealing with Participants who are hospitalised to
ensure smooth transition from hospital and avoid delays in hospital discharge
and to avoid discharge to nursing homes.
2.54 The committee recommends the Council of
Australian Government (COAG) Disability Reform Council conduct immediately a
national audit of all Australian, state and territory disability support
services transitioning to the NDIS, to identify and address emerging service
Interface with Aged Care
2.63 The committee recommends the Department of Health
in collaboration with the Department of Social Services undertake a review of
current supports and funding available for people with disability over 65 years
of age, with the view to developing a strategy to address current funding and
Interface with Education
2.80 The committee recommends the Australian, state
and territory governments clarify and agree on the scope and process to deliver
Personal Care in Schools (PCIS) under the NDIS.
2.82 The committee recommends the NDIA develop
guidance on best practices for provision of therapies in school settings, based
on lessons learnt during NDIS trials and rollout to date.
Interface with Transport
2.103 The committee recommends the NDIA review its
operational and funding guidelines for transport supports to ensure NDIS Participants'
needs are met.
Interface with Housing
2.131 The committee recommends the Council of Australian
Government (COAG) Disability Reform Council consider the provision of housing
stock and infrastructure for people with disability.
2.134 The committee recommends that the Australian,
state and territory governments and the NDIA work together urgently to include
crisis accommodation and Provider of Last Resort arrangements for housing in
their respective bilateral agreements and operational plans.
3.37 The committee recommends the NDIA ensure that
across all jurisdictions people with disability can access pre-planning
3.38 The committee recommends the NDIA urgently
finalise and start piloting the tailored pathways it has been developing for
people with psychosocial disability; children; people from Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander communities; those from culturally and linguistically
diverse backgrounds and Participants with more complex needs.
3.41 The committee recommends the NDIA publish data
and analysis on the following in its Quarterly Reports:
- number of plan reviews;
- waiting times Participants face for reviews;
of plan reviews in terms of whether the overall package has been increased or
- satisfaction rating of Participants following
a plan review.
3.43 The committee recommends the NDIA focus all
necessary resources and efforts on reducing waiting times at all points of the
Scheme, specifically for plan approval, activation and review.
3.61 The committee recommends state and territory
Governments put strategies in place to facilitate and support the registration
of providers during the transition period.
3.135 The committee recommends the Australian Government
increase funding for ILC to the full Scheme amount of $131 million for each
year during the transition.
3.138 The committee recommends the NDIA monitor the
effectiveness of the current ILC grant funding model, with the view of
introducing other types of funding, including block funding if required, to ensure
appropriate and quality services are delivered across all jurisdictions.
4.32 The committee recommends the NDIA develop and
publically release a strategy to address thin markets.
Provider of Last Resort
4.35 The committee recommends the NDIA publically
release its Provider of Last Resort policy as a matter of urgency.
4.69 The committee recommends the Council of
Australian Governments (COAG) Disability Reform Council work with the
Department of Social Services to address the expected funding shortfalls for
advocacy services beyond transition.
4.71 The committee recommends the Department of Social
Services and the NDIA develop and publically release a plan outlining how
assertive outreach services will be delivered beyond transition to ensure
people with disability who are hard-to reach can effectively engage with the
NDIS and / or other support programs.
4.74 The committee recommends the NDIA ensure support
coordination is adequately funded in Plans to meet Participants' needs and not
limited to a fixed period.
People from CALD backgrounds
4.87 The committee recommends the NDIA ensure its
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is modified to enable collection
of data about participation rate of people from CALD backgrounds.
4.89 The committee recommends the NDIA urgently publically
release its NDIS CALD Strategy.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
4.108 The committee recommends the NDIA ensure
culturally appropriate pre-rollout and NDIS engagement activities are in place
in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities at least six months before
4.110 The committee recommends the Minister for Social
Services appoint an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative on the
NDIS Independent Advisory Council (IAC).
4.112 The committee recommends the NDIA develop, in
collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and the
Aboriginal community controlled health, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Workforce Strategy.
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