The Sustainability of the sector is at risk – CSI Report Feb 2019
NDIS and QSF – How audit-ready are you?
The Centre for Social Impact report on the NDIS market has sent shock waves through the sector. Alarmingly 28% of providers are operating at a loss according to Assoc Prof Gemma Carey, UNSW.
ABS statistics state 52% of organisations are operating at a loss or not making a meaningful profit.
How much is your CEO’s time worth?
The NDIS scheme is half-way through the full roll-out of projected services and supports. By the end of 2019 239,400 participants will be a part of the NDIS. On 1 July 2019, all States, except Western Australia will join the scheme.
UNE adopts software platform to assist NDIS students
If you had to put a dollar figure on your CEO’s time, what would you say?
Our CEO’s are having restless nights trying to get everything done. They are tearing their hair out over their responsibilities and work load.
Policies and Processes to use, not store – Four things to watch out for
An innovative software platform has been adopted by the University of New England (UNE) to help students in its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) certificate course to better deal with compliance and regulation.
Complying with new NDIS policies and processes
When talking with service providers, we are surprised by how often they are not sure about how their compliance system is managed or how it is often overlooked due to difficulty. Here are four things to watch out for when it comes to a compliance management system.
Cost considerations of doing business with the NDIS
The NDIS Commission and its introduction of the Quality and Safety Framework has created a dilemma for service providers. Especially those that registered prior to July 1 2018 who had relied on their old documentation and processes.
The challenge of poor information
Having decided to be a service provider under the NDIS there are a number of financial decisions that need to be made. Your commercial viability and your participant’s experience are linked.
Understanding the NDIS Rules and Registration Groups
The challenge of poor and out-of-date information between front-line staff is limiting growth.
If you are going back and forward between the wrong people at the wrong time, it can decrease productivity. Poor information exposes the organisation to compliance risks. The financial sustainability of the organisation can also be under pressure.
Operating Efficiency – What do NDIS Service Providers need to improve?
Understanding the NDIS rules around registration, certification and verification is important. We have simplified the NDIS Registration Requirements for you.
Retaining Staff in your NDIS business
Disability service providers are facing the same constraints as commercial businesses. Struggling with where to invest to make the most difference in growth and sustainability of their organisations. Profitability, pricing and costs to ensure they deliver the best value to their clients is a constant worry. Additionally, most are also overwhelmed by data, reports, audits and administrative systems.
5 Tips to Market your Services and Products to NDIS Participants
For disability workers and service providers working in the NDIS, their workplace is more than somewhere to go. But the sector has a reputation of having poor staff attraction and retention issues, job insecurity, pressure to deliver services to a price, and staff churn.
How to Register and pass the NDIS Audit
After spending the time, energy and money (blood, sweat, tears) required to become an NDIS Registered Provider, are you now scratching your head, wondering exactly how you will find your first NDIS clients?
What’s changed this quarter in Australia’s NDIS market?
July 2018 brought news of the Quality and Safeguarding Commission. The Commission is a body that manages registration, renewal and quality standards. This changes the way service providers are audited and accredited.
Why Mental Health matters to all of us
The growth and adoption of the NDIS by service providers and participants has once again increased. As at 30 June 2018, there were 183,965 Australians being supported by the NDIS, representing a 13 per cent growth on previous quarter. Of the 54,802 participants or almost 1 in 3, are new to the scheme and had not previously received State/Territory or Commonwealth support before the NDIS.
A previous National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, found that one in five of Australian adults had a mental disorder in the previous 12 months and that almost half the total Australian population would experience a mental disorder at some time in their lives.