Purple Orange NDIS Publication

29 November, 2012

JFA Purple Orange has published a paper titled The Road to NDIS: Lessons from England about Assessment and Planning.

The authors, Dr Simon Duffy from the UK's Centre for Welfare Reform and Robbi Williams from JFA Purple Orange in Adelaide, conceived the paper several months ago as a way to contribute to the design of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia.

The paper explores the NDIS concept as a pathway of decisions, particularly relating to assessment and planning. It draws out learning from the introduction of individualised (self-directed) funding in England which gave rise to many stories of success and frustration, mainly due to the variation in its design across 150 local jurisdictions. It explores the English experience as a valuable source of information for the design of the NDIS in Australia by incorporating those elements that led to advancing people’s life chances and avoiding less helpful elements.  

Overall, the commentary proposes ten lessons relevant to the design of the NDIS.

The paper was to be published prior to Dr Duffy’s recent visit to Australia but was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.  

The paper is available free of charge. Click the links below to download a PDF or Word Document copy. Please email susanp@purpleorange.org.au if you are unable to access either format.

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