Launched in 2013, the NDIS aims to give individuals with disabilities greater control and choice over their support services, fostering independence and improving their overall well-being. At its core, the NDIS has a participant-centred approach that recognises the unique needs and goals of each participant. Once deemed eligible, all participants receive funding from the NDIS to implement their unique NDIS plans. Under this scheme, the participants have complete freedom to choose their service providers and manage their funds, empowering them to have greater control over the support services they receive.
Since its launch, the government has rolled out the NDIS progressively across different regions of Australia, and it has profoundly impacted the lives of participants and their families. It has brought about positive changes in the disability support sector, promoting inclusivity and providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential.