There are many government service providing supports to people with disability, including the NDIS and state, territory and Commonwealth government services like health, education, justice and transport. All services work together to ensure that people with disability receive the support they require to meet their individual needs.
Making sure that NDIS participants have the reasonable and necessary supports they need is always a priority for the NDIA. Supports may be different under the NDIS compared to when they were delivered by state or territory governments. This is because the NDIS is a new way of doing things that gives participants the ability to choose and control the supports they use to get involved in their community, workplace, and social life.
The NDIA applies the NDIS Act and NDIS Rules to determine the reasonable and necessary supports a participant will receive in their individualised NDIS plan. Importantly, access for people with disability to mainstream services, community based activities and other government programs, is a shared responsibility across many services. The NDIA and other systems work together to ensure that participants have choice and control of the services they receive to achieve their goals.
The NDIA and other governments are all working together through the Disability Reform Council (DRC) and the Senior Officials Working Group (SOWG) to resolve any issues where these services interact. This includes clarifying the Applied Principles and Tables of Support (APTOS; external) (External website), which outline the roles and responsibilities of different sectors who deliver supports to people with disability.
Planners and Partners will escalate urgent issues raised by participants, carers or providers relating to accessing immediate and vital supports. In response, the NDIA and state and territory governments will work together to resolve any issues on a case-by-case basis.