National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) is excited to present the WA Disability Services Sector Industry Plan (The Industry Plan). It provides a clear picture of where the sector is now, and how it can best make the transition to where it must be at full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Industry Plan provides effective support for the NDIS transition.
This overview provides a summary of key findings, an analysis of service capability, strategies for transition and a plan for implementation. A full version of the WA Disability Services Sector Industry Plan is available on the NDS website, www.nds.org.au.
About the Industry Plan
NDS commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting in July 2016 to research and establish a knowledge base on the contribution and potential of the WA disability sector under the NDIS – the Industry Plan.
The Industry Plan will form the centrepiece for the effective implementation of the NDIS in WA, highlighting priorities and outlining a range of measures that require strong investment by the State Government.
The Plan clearly articulates that the NDIS will stimulate significant economic and jobs
growth for the State, but that smooth transition and delivery of high-quality disability
services in all parts of our vast state will require significant investment by the State
Government in an Industry Plan. This has been the case with other jurisdictions such
outpace supply and that service innovation will be impeded.
The Industry Plan provides a clear, solid framework for a coordinated and comprehensive
approach to NDIS transition and is relevant for all levels of government and all sectors
of the community. The Industry Plan is expected to evolve over the next three years in
response to the external drivers that influence and shape the sector. The Industry Plan is an evidence-based strategic data asset that creates a line of sight between organisational and market outcomes and quality of life outcomes for people with disability. It demonstrates
cause and effect between the interests of consumers, government policy settings and the
sustainable supply of services.
How the Industry Plan was developed
The Industry Plan was developed through extensive engagement within the disability
sector and analysis of new and existing data and information. The compressed timeline for