24
Sep 19

Retaining a Quality NDIS Workforce

Disability service providers face a unique set of challenges in engaging and retaining a quality workforce. While the sector struggles to keep pace with a rapidly growing market and competes with the aged care sector for talent, providers need to be particularly conscious of both acquiring the right talent and engaging their existing workforce. Here … Continue reading Retaining a Quality NDIS Workforce

22
Mar 19

Challenges and future opportunities a housing coordinator faces I Hume Housing Case Study

Author:Ash Natesh

According to the AFR, SDA is predicted to be a $5 billion industry backed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. With the introduction of the SDA funding model, the desire to construct houses for individuals with a disability is plentiful, however, the challenges accompanied with that desire have proven to be as equally extensive. The … Continue reading Challenges and future opportunities a housing coordinator faces I Hume Housing Case Study

21
Feb 19

Recent Changes in SDA

Author:Ash Natesh

On 8 February 2019 the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, announced ‘immediate reforms’ to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to improve choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and boost market confidence. Original Source from Summer Foundation, download full report below: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/resources/summary-of-changes-to-specialist-disability-accommodation-framework/ These changes are across the following SDA … Continue reading Recent Changes in SDA

05
Nov 18

How do you stay financially sustainable in the NDIS?

Author:Ash Natesh

Disability groups are seeking clarity from the government around future funding for the NDIS schemes. National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti said the sector needed more assurance about funding so it could plan for the growth needed for providers and participants under the scheme. “It’s not fair to people with disability, their families, carers and … Continue reading How do you stay financially sustainable in the NDIS?

29
Oct 18

The cash flow crisis in the NDIS

Author:Ash Natesh

Since the introduction of NDIS since 2016, disability service providers struggle with cash flow & transitional business models from block-funding for standardised services to participant led-care. To survive in the NDIS space there needs to be a restructuring in strategy around the role of a CFO in the business. Current conditions in the NDIS pricing … Continue reading The cash flow crisis in the NDIS

16
May 18

How to action research & insight to minimise risk in NDIS workforce development

We believe delivering a great people experience will lead to our best results as an organisation. I hear some of you say, “but surely it’s about your customers, if they are happy they will buy more”. True, but who makes your customers happy? Customers (at least on their own) don’t imagine new services, improve service delivery … Continue reading How to action research & insight to minimise risk in NDIS workforce development

27
Apr 18

Price, Privatisation and Paradise Papers in the NDIS

Author:Drew McCoy

This National Disability Insurance Agency’s decision to outsource its contact call centres on a two year contract to international sensitive-service provider Serco has been met with widespread scepticism in the disability community. The decision has fuelled the flames again on the debate around the role, scope and limitations of private sector involvement in the NDIS. … Continue reading Price, Privatisation and Paradise Papers in the NDIS

05
Apr 18

Unpacking The Challenges of Specialist Disability Accommodation

Author:Drew McCoy

A look at some of the key issues surrounding Specialist Disability Accommodation, ahead of the upcoming Shaping the Future of Disability Housing national conference. For those involved in the disability sector from both a private or professional perspective, the principles underpinning Specialist Disability Accommodation offer a potential light in the dark. Indeed there is the … Continue reading Unpacking The Challenges of Specialist Disability Accommodation