Australian Government response to Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS report - Accommodation for people with disabilities and the NDIS
The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme report: Accommodation for people with disabilities and the National Disability Insurance Scheme was developed as part of the Committee’s review of the implementation, administration and expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This report was released in May 2016.
In the report, the Committee examined the issue of affordable and appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities. The Committee noted that a lack of appropriate accommodation can limit a person’s ability to fully exercise their individual choice and control, as well as their ability to fully participate in society and live an ordinary life like any other Australian.
The Australian Government welcomes this report and recognises the ongoing work of the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS in reviewing the implementation and administration of the Scheme. Since the Committee released this report in May 2016, there has been progress in the implementation of NDIS supports relating to housing and specialist disability accommodation (SDA), including development and finalisation of policy settings for SDA supports. These are set out in the SDA Pricing and Payments Framework and the NDIS (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules 2017 and allow for SDA supports to be included in NDIS participant plans.
The Australian Government considered the report’s recommendations and has agreed five recommendations and notes one recommendation.