Today, the Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, released the COAG Disability Reform Council Quarterly Report for the quarter ending 31 March 2020.
Highlights from the latest Quarterly Report include:
- 364,879 people with disability are being supported by the Scheme, with 27,426 people joining this past quarter
- 30 per cent of new participants are aged 0-6 (8,283 children) and of all the participants with approved plans at 31 March 2020, 15 per cent were children aged 0-6 years
- Participants are increasingly diverse, with almost eight per cent of participants who received a plan this quarter identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and more than 11 per cent identify as culturally and linguistically diverse
- The number of active providers increased by 4 per cent this quarter, despite the COVID-19 challenges providers have faced.
This report also highlights the many initiatives the NDIA has introduced to support participants and providers throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Our priority now and always will be participant health and safety, and ensuring participants can continue to access their essential supports.