Close to 50 per cent of Tasmanians who are eligible to receive a disability care plan have now have access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The National Disability Insurance Agency’s April to June report showed 4416 were now on the scheme with 411 new participants having joined over the period.
Over the quarter, 39 per cent of plans were activated is less than 30 days and 62 per cent where activated within 90 days while 13 per cent took between 90 and 180 days. There were 443 plans approved over the three months.
Seventy two per cent of participants surveyed over the age of 25 years believed the NDIS had allowed for better choices and more control over their lives and the same percentage believed it has helped them in their daily activities.
Forty nine per cent believed it had improved their health and wellbeing and 17 per cent believed it had helped them find an appropriate job.
Fifty one per cent of families with a NDIS participant aged above 15 years believed it had led to a greater level of support for them and 60 per cent believed it had improved access to services, programs and community activities.
At 30 June 2018, the NDIS was supporting 183,965 participants nationwide.