NDIS Health Interface Project

Deakin University in partnership with G21 and Barwon Health, has been successful in obtaining an NDIA Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Grant to examine and mitigate boundary issues that exist between the disability sectors and health sectors.
The aim of the project is to examine the experiences of the NDIS and health services in the Barwon Region, and develop information resources that will assist in improving the links between the two sectors.

The goal of the project is to improve the NDIS/Health sector interface resulting in;

  • Greater understanding of the NDIS at all levels within the health sector including acute, rehabilitation and primary care
  • Greater cooperation between the NDIS and the health sector
  • More effective processes that will benefit health care consumers and NDIS participants

It will adopt an educative approach aiming to provide information on:

  • The interface between the health sector and the NDIS including COAG principles
  • The legislative framework of the NDIS
  • The NDIS concept of 'reasonable and necessary supports'
  • NDIS eligibility criteria and supporting evidence required.

The project will also gather feedback for the NDIA regarding issues arising at the interface between the sectors.
Information gathering will be obtained through:

  • the formation of a Barwon Region disability and health care sector advisory group, that will meet to discuss the interface between the health sector and NDIS,
  • some individual interviews where required,
  • A forum held on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus (see photo below).

The project will be completed and submitted in mid 2017.

For more information, please contact Lynne Adamson (Deakin University) via email: lynne.adamson@deakin.edu.au