NDIS Building Capacity
WAAMH is part of the Mental Health Council of Australia’s NDIS Building Project Advisory Group. The aim of the group is to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme improves outcomes for people with psychosocial disability, while at the same ensuring that consumers and carers who do not meet the access requirements for the NDIS are still able to access appropriate psychosocial disability supports if they need them.
The working groups will address the following priority areas:
1. Scheme design and administrative arrangements
2. Assessment and eligibility
3. Monitoring and evaluation and service quality
4. Diverse groups and supported decision making
5. Organisational readiness and workforce
The sector is also increasingly concerned about the extent to which NDIA engagement demonstrates the capacity to support effective decision making for people who are not used to advocating for themselves and how this seems to be disadvantaging some consumers. The potential of this issue has long been highlighted by carers and service providers.
WAAMH will keep members up to date with all project developments.