Have Your Say! Home & Living and Support for Decision Making Consultations

As we plan for the future of the NDIS we want your feedback to ensure it works for you.
Over the next 10 weeks, we are undertaking two consultation processes to inform the development of a Home and Living policy and Support for Decision Making policy.
We are seeking feedback from participants, nominees, families and carers, as well as providers and stakeholders in a range of different ways including, but not limited to, an online survey, online information sessions and targeted workshops with participants with complex communications needs.
Through a wide variety of consultation activities, we aim to build a deep understanding of the key topics and issues that need to be addressed in the Home and Living and Support for Decision Making policy.
To get the consultation started, we are seeking feedback on two consultation papers via online surveys on our website:

To make a submission visit the Have your say page on our website.
You can submit your feedback in a number of formats, including audio and video files: PDF, DOCX, MP3, MOV, AVI.
Submissions are open until 5PM AEST 27 August 2021

NDIS concepts in Auslan

Many NDIS concepts have not previously been translated in to Auslan so equivalent ways of signing them is required. A diverse linguistic team was formed to create the signs to ensure they are accurate and reflect the diversity of language in Auslan across Australia. These signs were created for the purpose of translating existing information in to Auslan, but they have been provided to help all Auslan speakers understand and talk about NDIS concepts in the same way.

You can watch the videos on the Information in Auslan page.

Information on Personalised Budgets

We’ve released new papers on Personalised Budgets to give more information on the way we propose to build participant budgets in the future.
In 2020 we released a paper on proposed changes to our planning policy for Personalised Budgets and plan flexibility, and encouraged participants, families, carers and the wider sector to respond.
Your feedback told us you wanted fairer decisions. You also told us you wanted us to be more transparent about how we worked out the funds in participants’ plans.
The Personalised Budgets papers give you more information on how we are developing the new budget model and how we propose budgets will be built.
New participant journey maps explaining the proposed planning process for participants have also been released. These maps can be found on the NDIS website.
We’re still designing and testing Personalised Budgets. We are taking more time to listen to feedback from the community so any changes we make will help deliver a better NDIS.
We’re also working hard to support Minister for the NDIS, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, in continuing to gather feedback on the NDIS reforms from participants and stakeholders.
Read the personalised budget paper on our website
There are three versions of the Personalised Budgets paper available for increased accessibility. They include:

  1. Personalised Budgets – technical information paper
  2. Personalised Budgets – information paper for participants, their families and carers

Easy Read Guide – A new way to work out how much funding you receive in your NDIS plan

The NDIS is now available in the Darwin Urban area

To support the roll out of the NDIS in the Darwin Urban area, APM will be conducting free community events for people with disabilities, carers and families across the region.
Come along to meet some of APM’s Local Area Coordinators to learn about NDIS eligibility, assistance to access the scheme, to navigate supports and services available in the community.
Click here for more information
Please call us directly on 1300 276 522 if you would like to join us at one of these events or if you would like contact with one of our Local Area Coordinators but nothing currently listed in your area.

To request an NDIS representative to speak at an event, please fill out the NDIA speaker form.