The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a fundamental change to how supports for people with disability are funded and delivered across Australia. In the past, the majority of supports were delivered through government agencies, and providers were ‘block funded’ by government agencies to deliver particular supports to a certain number of people with disability. In the NDIS, people with disability are at the centre of the system. People with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities and those who would benefit from early intervention receive individualised funding to access reasonable and necessary supports. NDIS participants receiving funded supports and people who are not eligible for individualised funding can access community-based supports through Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (formerly called Tier 2).
Content taken from: NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.