July 11, 2022
Mamre is pleased to support the Australian Government’s recent announcement that price limits for all National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports delivered by disability support workers will increase by 9 per cent from July 1, 2022.
The price increase also allocates disability support workers a 2 per cent temporary loading in 2022-23. The increase follows the Annual Pricing Review and gives NDIS participants better access to safe supports.
All current NDIS plan budgets will automatically be increased to account for these price limit changes.
“The NDIS price increase foremost boosts assistance to our participants and provides further access to safe supports,” Mamre CEO Jillian Paull says.
“It also, as Minister Shorten commented in his announcement, enables us to improve systems to drive productivity and reduce workforce turnover by funding better conditions for NDIS workers.”
The price limit increase takes into account changes to costs to deliver supports as a result of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, investment in quality and safeguards, the introduction of a minimum shift and broken shift allowance for workers, as well as the Fair Work Commission’s recent wage decision and the increase in the Superannuation Guarantee Charge.
NDIS Minister Bill Shorten said the NDIA will also make up to an extra $514 million available to registered providers that deliver daily living and community participant supports. This increase recognises the rising cost of keeping participants safe, particularly during COVID-19, and the significant overhead costs incurred by providers this year that had not previously been considered.
Mr Shorten said NDIS providers should be commended for improving rostering systems and reforming business models to prioritise high-quality support for participants and retain workers to reduce future cost by improving outcomes for participants.
“As Mamre celebrates 40 years of creating good lives together, I look forward to providing further updates on our journey to ensure we continue to work in partnership with the Australian Government and people with disability in our community well into the future,” Ms Paull said.
More information on the NDIS Annual Pricing Review is available on the NDIS pricing updates page.