Josie Prioletti - Facilitator Self Directed Funding for People with Disabilities Forum

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SELF DIRECTED FUNDING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITES

‘Benefits and Challenges’

Friday 27 November 2009

www.fielf.org.au

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Josie Prioletti - Facilitator Self Directed Funding for People with Disabilities Forum

  1. 1. SELF DIRECTED FUNDING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITES ‘ Benefits and Challenges’ Friday 27 November 2009
  2. 2. FORUM AIMS To improve understanding of: <ul><li>Self directed approaches /funding. What? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on services </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas models and outcomes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why has there been a move towards self directed approaches/funding? To shape disability services to reflect the emphasis on personalised support : <ul><li>Victorian Disability State Plan 2002-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Disability Act 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Self-Directed approaches include: <ul><li>Self-Directed Planning </li></ul><ul><li>-Planning that is directed by the person to the greatest extent possible </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Support </li></ul><ul><li>-Supports that are flexible and tailored to individuals needs </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Funding </li></ul><ul><li>-Individually attached and portable funding that allows people to choose and change service providers should they wish </li></ul>
  5. 5. Self-Directed Approaches Designed to: <ul><li>Enable people with disabilities to be in more control of their own support and life </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise that every person is unique </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the focus remains on the person </li></ul>
  6. 6. Principles underpinning Self-Directed approaches/funding <ul><li>People with disabilities are trustworthy and make appropriate decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Funding is based on a plan developed by the person (and where appropriate their network) that identifies disability related need </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals(and their personal networks) determine how agreed funds are spent, within legal and policy parameters </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some expected outcomes <ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Social connection </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Family resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership individuality </li></ul>
  8. 8. Impact of self-directed funding: <ul><li>New financial arrangements: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>block funding service user </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual planning funding plan </li></ul><ul><li>-usually undertaken with support from a facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>-DHS guidelines provide a framework for the plan </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER? ?????????????????????????? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Agenda 1pm start Welcome and Forum aims  Peter Roberts-CEO Field & Josie Prioletti 1.10pm Dr. George Taleporos; Coordinator of Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) A personal journey Arthur Rogers; Executive Director Disability Services Division, Department of Human Services Philosophy behind self directed funding Professor Christine Bigby; School of Social Work & Social Policy, LaTrobe University Implementing individualized funding-Taking account of diversity 2.30 pm Break-refreshments David Glazebrook; CEO Impact Services Successes and Challenges experienced by impact Carolyn Gallagher / John Theo – Manager AQA / service user        Benefits and challenges experienced in Attendant Support 3.55 pm final questions /close

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