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2020 State of the Disability Sector Report released

State of the Disability Report 2020

7/12/2020

NDS CEO, David Moody has released the 2020 State of the Disability Sector Report today at the NDS CEOs' Meeting virtual conference.

This year’s flagship report finds that whilst it has been a difficult year for the disability sector, service providers have risen to the challenge. However, pricing, processes, workforce shortages and more are preventing the sector from operating at full strength.

Featured in the report are the results from the eighth wave of the Annual Market Survey, conducted independently by the University of New South Wales. 410 disability service providers responded, representing the full range of disability service types. The report also provides expert analysis on the major issues this year.

NDS sets out the following 12 actions within the report as 'the way forward':

  1. Increased level of genuine consultation
  2. A concentrated focus on employment
  3. NDIS price models that reflect true costs
  4. Extended school leaver supports
  5. Implementation of the National Workforce Plan
  6. Broader account manager support for service providers
  7. Reduced administrative burden
  8. An Industry Reference Group to test useability
  9. Ongoing market stewardship and greater links between the NDIA and NDIS Commission
  10. A focus on mental health
  11. Action on Royal Commission findings
  12. A viable National Disability Strategy which is funded appropriately

We look forward to working with our members, governments and people with disability to implement these crucial changes for the sector.

For more detail on our survey findings and proposed actions, download the full report below. Or for a one-page summary you can share, take a look at our State of the Disability Sector Report 2020 factsheet [PDF | Word].

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