The Social Development Committee, a Standing Committee of the South Australian Parliament, is conducting an inquiry specifically for NDIS participants with complex needs, to address the terms as follows:

a) ability to access and navigate the requirements of the NDIS;

b) the timeliness of approval for appropriate specialist disability supports, including home and living decisions through the NDIS; and processes that may lead to delays;

c) the adequacy of funding in NDIS plans to fund the supports required;

d) the ability of the NDIS workforce and market (including the specialist disability accommodation policy settings and market) in South Australia to deliver necessary accommodation and funded supports;

e) the impact on the wellbeing of participants of these inappropriate accommodation arrangements;

f) any negative impacts on state government services; and

g) any other relevant matters.

Any person or organisation wanting to make a written submission to the inquiry is invited to do so by Friday 5 August 2022. Submissions that address issues outside the terms of reference may not be accepted.

With regard to the hearing of evidence, the Committee reserves the right to determine which witnesses will be invited to provide an oral submission. Submissions are made publicly available on the internet unless determined otherwise by the Committee.

Additional information on the Committee and making a submission is available at https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au and follow the links through the Committees tab.

Please address enquiries and submissions to: The Secretary, Social Development Committee Email: sdc@parliament.sa.gov.au Phone: 08 82379416 Address: GPO Box 572, Adelaide SA 5001.