Victorian Disability Services  Self-directed Funding for People with a Disability – ‘Benefits & Challenges’ Field Seminar ...
It’s about transforming lives   <ul><li>Achieve economic participation and social inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy choice...
Implementation:  The evolution of self-directed funding in Victoria <ul><ul><ul><li>Mid and late 1990’s - IHAS  </li></ul>...
Disability Services Budget 2009-10 Individually tailored packages and supports increasingly important and now represent 41...
Self-directed approaches <ul><li>Increased choice and control of the service user </li></ul><ul><li>Planning that is direc...
Self-directed approaches <ul><li>More choice over how the money is managed, including Direct Payments </li></ul><ul><li>Gr...
Setting the pace ….
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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Self-directed Funding for People with a Disability – ‘Benefits & Challenges’

Friday 27 November 2009

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Arthur Rogers - Self-directed Funding for People with a Disability – ‘Benefits & Challenges’

  1. 1. Victorian Disability Services Self-directed Funding for People with a Disability – ‘Benefits & Challenges’ Field Seminar 27 November 2009
  2. 2. It’s about transforming lives <ul><li>Achieve economic participation and social inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy choice, wellbeing and the opportunity to live as independently as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Well supported and resilient families/carers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Implementation: The evolution of self-directed funding in Victoria <ul><ul><ul><li>Mid and late 1990’s - IHAS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> - FFYA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2000 - HomeFirst introduced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2001 - IHAS merged with HomeFirst </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2003 - Support and Choice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2007 - my future my choice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008 – Consolidated Individual Support Packages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009 – Reorientation of Day Services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Disability Services Budget 2009-10 Individually tailored packages and supports increasingly important and now represent 41% of budget (up from 24% in 2002-03) 1,287.9 Total 584.0 Residential Accommodation Support 532.9 Individual Support 76.9 Targeted Services 94.2 Information, Planning and Capacity Building 2009-10 Target $m Output
  5. 5. Self-directed approaches <ul><li>Increased choice and control of the service user </li></ul><ul><li>Planning that is directed by the person (or family centred in the case of children) </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, upfront allocation of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Individually attached and portable funding </li></ul>
  6. 6. Self-directed approaches <ul><li>More choice over how the money is managed, including Direct Payments </li></ul><ul><li>Greater flexibility about how the money can be spent </li></ul>“ Personal budgets and self-directed services mobilise the intelligence of thousands of people to get better outcomes for themselves and more value for public money” - Charles Leadbeater, Jamie Bartlett,Niamh Gallagher (DEMOS)
  7. 7. Setting the pace ….
  8. 8. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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