AIHW report: Disability support & NDIS transitions

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a report indicating that in 2013- 2014, about 320,000 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), including 4,200 who transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) during the year.

The NDIS transition group made up 1.3% of all NDA service users. The members of that group were younger, which is probably a reflection of the NDIS roll out model in some jurisdictions which focuses on children and young people.

Interestingly the NDIS group profile shows that:

  • 71% lived with their families;
  • 75% lived in a private residence, with 8% in a supported accommodation facility;
  • 76% had an informal carer.

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