The project is preliminary research to explore the conditions and resources helpful to NDIS package self-management in the interests of the person with disability. It looks at current conditions in Australia that help or lessen against NDIS self-management and what other resources look promising for including people traditionally left behind in the all or nothing approach to self-management.
The research questions are:
The methods include:
secondary analysis of NDIS quarterly data on rates of self-management (characteristics of participants and packages)
case studies of self-managers selected to explore conditions of people usually excluded from self-management
public workshops inviting people to contribute experiences and ideas about promising resources to support self-management.
Please contact the researchers if you would like to participate.
About this report: The NDIS encourages people to manage their own plans, yet our recent analysis shows that less than a third of people have taken up this opportunity. There was considerable variation in self-management by age, location and disability group, and differences between fully or partly self-managed plans.
UNSW Disability Innovation Institute
Sally Robinson, Flinders University
Frances Quan Farrant, People With Disability Australia