Keogh Bay Consulting has significant experience in the delivery of advisory services to Disability Service Providers in achieving successful transition to the NDIS and, in particular, Keogh Bay directors have worked closely with many Australian Disability Enterprises of varying sizes, locations and in different industries over the past 15 years.
Some of our recent projects include:
- Provision of NDIS transition support to 25 ADEs across Australia through grants provided by DSS in Round 1 of the Transition Consultations.
- Deep experience in successfully working with service providers located in regional and remote parts of Australia.
- Development of the NDIS transition readiness self-assessment tool on behalf of DSS.
- Analysis of over 100 completed NDIS transition self-assessment tools on behalf of DSS to identify key risk areas and opportunities for improvement.
- Completion of two recent sensitive financial reviews of ADEs in NSW that had applied to DSS for Temporary Viability Support funding.
- Completion of large numbers of financial viability and operational reviews of ADEs on behalf of DSS and FaHCSIA.
NDIS Transition Services
Some of the areas where Keogh Bay has provided NDIS transition assistance tailored to the ADE’s specific risks have included:
- Undertaking financial modelling of the impact that key change events (transition to NDIS pricing, potential changes in wage assessment tools and potential future moves to hourly pricing) are likely to have on the financial viability of ADEs.
- Development of costing and pricing methodologies to assist ADEs to understand their costs of production and the prices that need to be charged to their customers.
- Undertaking business improvement reviews of existing loss-making or marginal business lines with a view to improving the viability of the business line and strengthening long-term sustainability.
- Conducting risk management and business continuity workshops to clearly document the risks to the ADE and to help develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans should business interruption occur.
- Undertaking feasibility analysis of the opportunities that the NDIS presents to ADEs in terms of potential widening in the range of services provided to supported employees.
- Supporting ADEs to manage their cashflow while working closely with the management team on options to restructure and reduce future losses attributable to the ADE operations.
- Developing financial management dashboards to support ADE management and Boards to understand the financial position of the organisation.
- Providing in-house support to assist in the documentation and enhancement of financial processes.
- Undertaking analysis of regional and local ADE-focused demographics, projected population change, projected NDIS usage and market analysis.
- Developing marketing plans focused on maintaining and attracting future supported employees following the removal of the supported employee cap.
- Reviewing organisational structures and governance practices to support improved information flow and enhanced transparency.