Participants and providers have told us about the importance of finding, recognising, and promoting new ways for participants to pursue their home and living goals.
In response we introduced a new initiative to bring participants and providers together to design and deliver improved ways of delivering home and living supports.
We call them Demonstration Projects. Demonstration projects look at different ways of delivering home and living supports that give greater flexibility to participants and providers, are outcomes-focused, encourage better practice and ensure Scheme sustainability.
We launched a Market Information Request in September 2021 for providers to work with participants to submit a Demonstration Project they would like to test and evaluate alternative approaches in SIL.
The projects were selected based on how they will deliver supports to achieve positive outcomes for participants and the NDIS.
The following projects will progress to implementation phase from May 2022.
- Life Without Barriers
- Lifestyle Solutions
- Mind Australia
- Rocky Bay
- Supporting Independent Living Cooperative (SILC)
- Uniting Care Qld
- We Care NSW
Each Demonstration Project tests a slightly different way of delivering supports that give greater flexibility, improved outcomes and encourage better practice and Scheme sustainability.
The outcomes and evaluation of the demonstration projects will promote new ways that home and living supports can be delivered which improve choice and control, encourage better practice and contribute to better outcomes for participants.