National Disability Services (NDS), Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service providers, welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, of NDIS price increases.
Acting CEO, David Moody, said “The new prices will better support the delivery of quality services throughout Australia; increase transport funding for people with disability and workers; address funding issues around service cancellations; provide funding for non-face-to face services which have, in the past, been funded by providers as a ‘cost of doing business’; and provide a temporary loading for attendant care and community participation supports.
“While prices are starting to reflect some of the true costs of providing quality services for people with disability, this announcement is not going to miraculously fix all of the problems with the NDIS,” Mr Moody said.
“The timing of this announcement also means that, although the new prices are to take effect from 1 July 2019, in reality many service providers will find it difficult to bed down the required changes to their business to apply the new prices by that date.
“NDS remains committed to working with the Government, the National Disability Insurance Agency, people with disability, families and carers, to fix the NDIS, Mr Moody said.”