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Quarterly Report

The Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has released the NDIS Quarterly Report to disability ministers Q3 2020-21. This Quarterly Report is a summary of how the Scheme performed from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021.

We are now supporting more than 449,900 people with disability. Over 19,000 people joined the Scheme this quarter. The data in the Quarterly Report shows we are making progress across many different areas of the Scheme. Despite COVID-19, participation rates in community and social activities have increased, while the overall rate of participation in work has remained stable. Participants continue to have positive outcomes the longer they are with the Scheme.

The NDIS continues to grow. The scale of the Scheme and the cost per participant is now on a trajectory well ahead of what was anticipated in the original design. This Quarterly Report outlines the plan to improve consistency, flexibility, choice and control and manage the Scheme for the longer term.

The full report is available on the Quarterly Reports page of our website.

If you are interested in NDIS data, sign up to the Data and Insights newsletter and be the first to know about Quarterly Reports, data releases and relevant events. If you have any questions about the Quarterly Report, please contact the National Contact Centre on 1800 800 110 or send your questions to the Scheme Actuary mailbox.

 

Enhanced support for Victorians with a disability

In addition to the state-based vaccination hubs prioritising disability workers announced by the Victorian Government, a dedicated Commonwealth vaccination hub for people with disability has opened in Thomastown. In addition to the dedicated vaccination hub, the following measures are being taken:

  • Working with the sector to support appropriate worker mobility arrangements for disability residential services providers, where worker restrictions are required to ensure the safety of workers and NDIS participants.
  • A new national support payment of $150 per participant for disability providers to assist NDIS supported independent living participants eligible within Phase 1a to attend offsite locations, including Commonwealth hubs, state clinics and GPs.
  • We will reinstate measures to enable NDIS providers in Victoria to directly claim the cost of PPE for workers.
  • We are offering COVID-19 related supports including deep cleaning services, assistive technology and a clinical first response service for supported independent living providers should COVID-19 be detected.


Source:
Unknown Author, 2021, NDIS (ndis.gov.au)

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