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Friday, 27 November 2015

Accommodation for people with disabilities and the NDIS: submissions invited

The House of Representatives Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS is now looking at housing and the NDIS, submission are open, and hearing dates for 2016 are being planned:

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Accommodation for people with disabilities and the NDIS

As part of the committee’s review of the implementation, administration and expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the issue of affordable and appropriate accommodation for people with disabilities. The committee noted in its most recent report, that the lack of adequate accommodation can limit people’s ability to fully exercise their individual choice and control. It can also limit people’s ability to fully participate in society and live an ordinary life like any other Australian.
On 23 October 2015, the committee conducted a roundtable hearing in Canberra on housing. This was the first part of the committee’s inquiry into accommodation for people with disability. The transcript of the roundtable hearing is available.

The committee is now calling for submissions on the issue of accommodation that address possible solutions, innovations, pilot programs and, in particular, possible funding models.
The committee will hold hearings in 2016 with dates to be advised.

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