More “Hidden People” than Known
In the last quarterly report 6,772 people had their NDIS plan approved. Of these a massive 64% were new, that is they had not previously engaged with the State or Commonwealth disability services. This means an additional 4,707 participants in QLD that were not included in the statistics.
51,043 Active Participants in QLD
The total number of participants continues to increase.
25% of New Participants Have Low Level of Function
Of the new participants, 25% have low level of function. This is the group where most will be SDA eligible.
Despite the growth in enrolments and the “hidden” people, the underspend continues to occur. This will further intensify pressure on the agency to increase enrolment pace.