Policy Brief: Involving carers and family members in the NDIS

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in July 2013.

The NDIS has been broadly welcomed by the mental health sector. The scheme offers increased supports to people with a mental illness. The NDIS also provides some degree of support to the care giving role. 

However, there are a number of concerns about how it will operate in practice for people with a psychosocial disability, and the effect it will have on their families and carers.

This policy brief by MHCAA contains recommendations on how to involve carers and family members in the NDIS.