Journal article

Rural Victorian service provider responses to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Claire Quilliam, Lisa Bourke

Australian Journal of Social Issues | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has transformed the nature of funding available to health and human service organisations to provide services to people with disability in Australia. However, there is relatively scant literature on the rural implementation of the NDIS, particularly how rural NDIS service providers are affected by the NDIS. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with 20 health professionals employed by rural providers, and analysed data using rural and remote health and organisational change frameworks to understand how rural providers were impacted by and responded to the NDIS. The findings suggest rural providers were impacted to differing extents a..

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