Workforce challenges faced by disability service providers are well known to the sector. In advocating on behalf of the sector around workforce issues, NDS relies on hard data to illustrate our case. NDS’s Workforce Census started in 2015 as a way to fill a gap in the provision of Disability Support Worker data. Now, data from the Workforce Census is considered a vital input to discussions about the disability workforce with State and Federal Government Departments.
The data we collect allows us to identify trends and highlight key facts to policy makers, keeping the disability workforce at the forefront of any government workforce initiatives. But we can only do this with your help.