One of Australia’s largest disability services providers has entered voluntary administration. The NSW based not-for-profit organisation, Disability Services Australia, has more than 1600 staff and 1500 participants who benefit from its services confronting uncertainty.
However, DSA chief executive, Leisa Hart said in a statement the decision would provide participants with continued care “while the best path forward is determined”.
She said DSA has been faced with a number of financial constraints, which have been further compounded by the impact of Covid. “DSA’s management team will work closely with administrators, KPMG, to continue to support our participants and employees during the administration process.”
A spokesperson for NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds said the National Disability Insurance Agency and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission would work closely with Disability Services Australia during the administration process. “The Commission and the NDIA have well-established protocols to ensure that participants continue to receive supports following the withdrawal of a provider. The government’s priority is continuity of support for NDIS participants,” the spokesperson said.