Fast Facts

Endeavour Foundation

Endeavour Foundation is a diverse community organisation providing person-centred support for people with a disability as part of the everyday community, through education, training and lifeskill development, employment, accommodation support, respite and recreation.

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistic’s Survey of Disability Ageing and Carers (SDAC) 2012 18.6% of the population have a disability, which equates to approximately 4.2 million people…

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in July 2013, following years of discussion about the need for a major reform of disability services in Australia to address inequity in funding and services across the states…

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Quarterly statistics on the roll-out of the NDIS

The NDIS Quarterly Report for July-September 2016 showed $3.3 billion had been committed to help people with disability across the country and 37,721 participants had plans under the Scheme.

In 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers found that – without the NDIS – government expenditures on disability would increase to two-to-three times the projected costs of the NDIS.

Highlights of the report include:

  • $3.3 billion committed for participant support costs
  • 37,721 participants in the Scheme (includes latest quarter and three-year trial)
  • 3552 children will be referred through the ECEI gateway in the latest quarter
  • Survey of participants – 85 per cent of people’s experience either good or very good.
  • 3696 registered service providers
  • 72 per cent of committed supports expected to be provided for core supports such as helping with daily activities, community participation and transport

By the end of 2016 the number of people in the Scheme was expected to have almost doubled to 60,000.