Accessible version of Aboriginal people and communities dashboard
Last published 30 Jun 2017
The National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with disability that is based on their needs instead of pre-determined support packages. This new Australia wide system will is being rolled out in stages and will replace the NSW system.
Aboriginal NDIS participants as at 30 June 2017
- 2,058 Aboriginal NDIS participants had approved plans.
- This is 5% of all NDIS participants with approved plans.
In 2016-17, 74 funded Aboriginal Linkers supported Aboriginal people with disability to achieve their outcomes. While the Ability Links program assists anyone with disability, it has helped prepare people and organisations to be ready for the NDIS.
Housing assistance comes in different forms. It can include providing Social Housing residential dwellings or products to help people rent in the private market. Specialist Homelessness Services provide accommodation and support to people in need.
Social housing as at 30 June 2017
- 10.4% of tenants in Public and Community Housing were Aboriginal.
- There was a 7.5% growth in Aboriginal housing stock compared to 2012-13.
- 258 Aboriginal households exiting Public and Aboriginal Housing had moved to the private rental market or home ownership during the year.
Proportion of Aboriginal clients receiving private rental assistance products in 2016-17
- 23.0% of clients receiving temporary accommodation assistance were Aboriginal.
- 18.2% of clients receiving RentStart were Aboriginal.
- 11.0% of clients receiving Private Rental Subsidies were Aboriginal.
Reducing homelessness in 2016-17
- Aboriginal tenants made up 22.5% of those newly housed in Social Housing previously experiencing or at risk of homelessness – up from 20.4% in 2015-16.
- 8 in 10 Aboriginal households newly housed in Social Housing previously experiencing or at risk of homelessness were still housed after 12 months.
- Of Aboriginal Specialist Homelessness Services clients requiring assistance to sustain housing tenure, 80.2% received assistance to sustain tenancy.
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