The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which was launched at 4 trial sites in 2013 which included Accuro Home Care as part of the Hunter Region, has now grown to provide services for 100 000 people across NSW. Of these 100 000, 31 000 were not receiving government support before the NDIS. For many, this is the first time they have had some control over their support services. For most, it allows them to stay at home longer, be healthier for longer and maintain their dignity for longer.
The NDIS scheme itself is the first of its type in the world and has become a great economic platform for the employment of thousands of workers across the state. This number of sector workers is expected to grow to 59 000 when the scheme is rolled out across Australia. A this stage only NSW, the ACT and South Australia have the scheme fully rolled out. The roll out for the rest of the country is ongoing.