December 21, 2015

Feeling better in isolation

NDIS participants feel that the scheme has helped them gain more control over their lives, their wellbeing and daily living, but has not helped in other areas such as relationships, lifelong learning, work and community participation, according to a recent survey by the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).

The NDIA’s pilot study of the NDIS Outcomes Framework involved interviews with almost 400 NDIS participants, their families and carers. The graph below shows results from participants aged 25 to 55.

The NDIA is responsible for measuring and reporting on the Scheme's aim to assist people with disability to live ‘an ordinary life’ - that is, to fully realise their potential, to participate in and contribute to society, and to have a say in their own future. Feedback from families and carers of participants was less positive than from participants. More than half said the NDIS supported them to provide care, but fewer than half thought the scheme had helped with health and wellbeing.

Read the Summary report here