The National Disability and Carer Alliance brings together three peak bodies, the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Carers Australia and National Disability Services. The Alliance is currently hosting free forums around Australia about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These forums are an opportunity for people with a disability, their family and carers to provide input to the government about what they believe is important in the design and implementation of the NDIS.
Topics for discussion at these forums include: assessment, review and complaints mechanisms, reasonable and necessary supports and individual choice and control.
This engagement with carers and people with a disability will provide feedback to Government about issues regarding the development of the NDIS. All of these forum events have had high carer participation and have provided a range of comments and suggestions on how the NDIS should be shaped.
If you are interested in participating or learning more about how to have your say on the NDIS please go to the events page of the National Disability and Carer Alliance website.
Carers Australia will lead a number of carer-specific consultation forums as part of the second round of engagement. Locations and dates of these consultations are yet to be confirmed. Once confirmation of details for these consultations are announced, they will be promoted on the Carers Australia website and National Disability and Carer Alliance webpage.