Employment support providers that achieve high rates of job placement and job retention achieve a lower cost per 26-week employment outcome. For example, Jobsupport, a high performing specialist intellectual disability provider costs about $8,000 less per 26 week employment outcomes for people with significant intellectual disability compared to the average cost of other providers.
According to the Centre For International Economics, high performing open employment providers also provide the Commonwealth substantial savings as alternative programs for people with intellectual disability (i.e. day programs and Australian Disability Enterprises) are more expensive.
Fact Sheet 8: High performing services are value for money