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They are heart warming, true stories, where you can see the real changes and the difference the NDIS has made to all of their lives, and the lives of their carers, friends and families alike.
The new survey results from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) shows the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is supporting Australians with disability to participate in the community, increase their independence and exercise greater choice and control.
NDIS Outcomes Framework results showed the Scheme is empowering Australians with disability and building inclusive communities and workplaces.
The NDIS Outcomes Framework collects information from participants, families and carers on how participants are progressing in different areas of their lives once they enter the Scheme and then when their plan is reviewed.
Out of participants, aged 25 years and older, who entered the Scheme in the first quarter of 2016-17 and had their plan reviewed in the first quarter of 2017-18:
• 75 per cent indicated the NDIS had helped them with daily living activities
• 71 per cent indicated the NDIS had helped them with choice and control
• 63 per cent indicated the NDIS had helped them with social, community and civic participation.
“These results show the NDIS has helped three quarters of participants surveyed with daily living activities, with more than half indicating the NDIS had helped them be more involved in social, community and civic life,” NDIA general manager communications and stakeholder engagement, Maryanne Diamond said.
“Importantly, 71 per cent of NDIS participants surveyed also reported the NDIS had helped them have more choice and control over their lives.
The NDIS is now benefiting almost 120,000 Australians as the life-changing reform continues to roll out across the country.