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Member webinar: Getting the most from the NDS Helpdesk

This NDS Member Exclusive Webinar recording takes you through the NDS Helpdesk, so you can get the most out of it.

Safeguarding for Boards

Safeguarding for Boards is a series of short films and a guide for boards of disability service providers. They help boards to understand and address the risk of abuse and neglect of people they support.

Understanding Participant Choice in the National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDS is partnering with the Institute for Choice at the University of South Australia to conduct a program of research on how NDIS participants make choices about providers and why they make the choices...

Social Impact Measurement Toolkit (SIMT)

Social Impact Measurement Toolkit (SIMT)

An easy to use and accessible way to measure outcomes for individuals and determine the impact of organisational activities.

What are the key benefits?
  • Provides your organisation with data which highlights overall performance in supporting people to progress their goals
  • Supports your clients with a framework that can assist them to identify needs and support individual planning
  • Assists your workers with information which can refine their daily practice in areas that have real impact for individual clients.

Note: The SIMT is temporarily unavailable to new customers while it is being upgraded to a new platform. Submit an Expression of Interest by following the link below and we’ll get in touch as soon as it becomes available.

Express your interest

Who is this resource for?

In consultation with the sector, NDS has created a set of tools and methods that enable human service organisations to measure progress against outcomes and social impact. We call this the Social Impact Measurement Tool (SIMT).

Further information:

Across seven life domains the SIMT uses 21 key measures to determine the social impact of your organisation. This robust system helps you to understand and communicate the social or economic value that your organisation creates.

SIMT is suitable for use in all human service environments and includes a range of tools and supporting information.

You can read more about how SIMT was created and the experience of the trial organisations in the report

Access to the SIMT in year one includes:

  • access to the toolkit
  • onsite training (one session excluding travel expenses)
  • online training for the theory of change
  • up to 100 interviews
  • one annual benchmark report
  • support
Second year (and all subsequent years) access includes:
  • annual access to the toolkit with updates
  • support
  • annual benchmark reports
  • up to 100 interviews

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