As part of the starting period of the NDIS, the Government will do an evaluation of the DisabilityCare launch.
The National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University of South Australia will carry out the research independently, starting in 2013 and finishing in 2016.
The evaluation will assess the impact of DisabilityCare Australia on people with disability, their families and carers, and the disability sector.
Evaluation findings will be used for planning and improving the rollout of DisabilityCare Australia. It will also be used when making policies for people with disability in a broad range of policy areas.
The Flinders University team will consult with key stakeholders including people with disability, their families and carers, state and territory governments, and disability sector representatives.
The evaluation will consider:
- how DisabilityCare Australia impacts people with disability, their families and carers, and the disability sector and workforce
- the impact of DisabilityCare Australia on selected mainstream services (including access to mainstream services for people with disability)
- high-level implementation processes, focusing on elements of DisabilityCare Australia which contribute to positive or negative outcomes.