There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is jointly funded and governed by the Australian Government and the states and territories. The scheme replaced former disability support services provided by state and territory governments. The NDIS is run by the Australian Government’s National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIS is not the only source of support for individuals, their families and carers, there are a range of programs available for eligible individuals e.g. Disability Employment Services help people with disability find work and keep a job.
Through Disability Employment Services, people with disability, injury or health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.
Providers of Disability Employment Services are called DES providers for short. DES providers are a mix of large, medium and small, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that are experienced in supporting people with disability as well as providing assistance to employers to put in place practices that support the employee in the workplace.
CBA provides consulting services and support to NfP Disability & DES providers.