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SSR-IPS Joint Seminar - The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme: Lessons from Implementation

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been hailed as a breakthrough in the moves towards an Australia which is more inclusive of people with a range of physical, neurological and psychological disabilities. The NDIS is an insurance-based scheme that creates personal budgets with designated categories in which expenditure is allowed based on an individual’s needs and a government service pricing guide. This is underpinned by the values of ‘choice and control’ whereby individuals are encouraged to manage their own budgets. This seminar will focus on key implementation challenges which the scheme has faced as it is rolled out to over 460,000 Australians. These challenges include the coordination and support of people with extremely complex needs or situations, difficulties resulting from the transition to a market-based model of service provision, limits on inclusion of some (e.g. people with mental illness) due to the implementation of the definition of ‘disability’ used by the scheme, cost blow-outs where demand has been higher than expected for particular need categories, and engagement of consumers, family members and carers in the design and implementation of the scheme.

FASS Dean's Office Seminar Room B (AS7-01-17),
5 Arts Link,
Singapore 117570
Mon 13 May 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Dr Jennifer Smith-Merry

Dr Jennifer Smith-Merry

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Christopher Gee

Christopher Gee

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Dr Justin Lee

Dr Justin Lee

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Please click here or scan the QR code below to register for the seminar.

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Registration closing date: Thursday, 2 May 2019
Confirmation email will be sent to you after the registration closing date. 

If you have any enquiries, please email decb64_ZmFzdGFqQG51cy5lZHUuc2c=_decb64 or contact Ms Jess Tan at 6601-5019.