Accommodation for People with Disabilities and the NDIS

Dear All,

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 http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query%3DId%3A%22committees%2Fcommjnt%2Ff1bf1244-d092-4522-8491-0e4f4ef587e1%2F0000%22. Submissions

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. Hearings

The committee will hold hearings in 2016 with dates to be advised.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3083 Fax: +61 2 6277 5829 ndis.sen@aph.gov.au