Authors: Simon Duffy and Robbi Williams
This paper explores the NDIS concept as a pathway of decisions, particularly relating to assessment and planning. It draws out learning from the introduction of individualised (self-directed) funding in England which gave rise to many stories of success and frustration, mainly due to the variation in its design across 150 local jurisdictions.
The authors explore the English experience as a valuable source of information for the design of the NDIS in Australia by incorporating those elements that led to advancing people's life chances and avoiding less helpful elements.
Overall, the commentary proposes ten lessons relevant to the design of the NDIS.
The publisher is JFA Purple Orange.
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A summary of concerns about the design of Australia's important National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Simon Duffy gives an international perspective on the design of systems of individualised funding for people with disabilities.
Dell Stagg describes how she rescued her daughter from an institutional service and the need to respect families in the development of Australian funding system.
Simon Duffy describes international best practice in self-directed support and personal budgets.
The meaning of self-directed support, a full set of slides for South Australia and NDIS.