Prepare yourself for a massive change.
For people living with a disability and those who provide the services that make their lives easier, 1 July 2017 was highly significant.
Because on that date, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced operation.
As the NDIS rolls out around the country, it is bringing a total paradigm shift for the industry: instead of suppliers earning their funding from the Federal Government for the services provided as in the past, the new insurance scheme will instead pay individual end users directly to choose their own support.
What this means is that the supply of disability services is now effectively an open market, with suppliers facing free competition – often for the first time – to survive.
Apart from the inevitable problems that will come with this change, it also brings opportunity.
Once it is fully rolled out in South Australia, we expect around 32,000 clients to join the NDIS (up from approximately 17,000 people with disability previously receiving funded support) and the market value will almost double commensurately, from approximately $760 million to $1.5 billion in the next three years.
No matter how you view the coming of the NDIS, there is no getting around the fact that it will affect your business.
That’s why Hood Sweeney has invested so much time and effort to understand the problems and opportunities, so you can not only survive the NDIS changes, but thrive on them.
Now is the moment to seize the opportunities at hand.
It may shock you to hear us speak in such terms, but there is no doubt that the seismic change shaking your industry will create winners and losers.
Your very survival as an NDIS provider – and a better life for your clients – will depend on your ability to adapt to the new requirements and transform to meet them.
This will require a combination of business agility, and affordable and sustainable practices.
Now, many organisations have not had to consider this previously and may not have the skills and knowledge you will need internally.
And that’s where Hood Sweeney comes in. Drawing upon the extensive knowledge and experience of our expert professionals will give you a head start on this journey.
With our help, you can develop the necessary plans and resourcing to:
- Enhance leadership
- Streamline your technology
- Improve your business efficiencies
- Increase productivity
- Understand your true costs, benefits and return on investment
- Meet the needs of your consumers, customers and stakeholders
- Become a provider of choice
- Become an employer of choice
- Increase revenue
- Ensure the sustainability and continuity of both your operations and service delivery.
If all this has you worried, it’s not surprising; it’s a lot to take in.
But that’s precisely why you should engage the counsel of trusted business advisers like Hood Sweeney. After all, we’ve been through this many times before in other sectors.
We know your team will be working under pressure: changes to the NDIS will come thick and fast, bringing new challenges.
But rest assured it also offers opportunities to achieve your mission in new and exciting ways.
With Hood Sweeney as your partner, you can become a high-performance NDIS provider.
And the people with a disability you care for will be cared for even better.
The real benefits of having experienced professionals in your corner.
Leadership in a time of constant change is tough.
It requires agile decision-making, usually with limited resourcing.
But with Hood Sweeney’s guidance, you and your team will develop the skills and disciplines required to build your organisation’s performance in the new and challenging environment the NDIS has created by focussing on the four cornerstones of success.
Using this model, we can transform your organisation, by providing a clear direction to execute a successful strategic plan, succession plans, business development plans, and change programs.
Only then can you confidently challenge the status quo, explore innovative ways to realise your clients’ goals and achieve the outcomes that will sustain you into the future.
Do you feel confident to undertake that journey without a strong partner beside you?