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Leanda Read & Melissa Slavin, Assessments Australia - upport Planning in Transition - Preparing for the NDIS within Existing Programs

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Leannda Read, National Professional Services Manager, Assessments Australia delivered this presentation at the 5th Annual National Disability Summit 2014. Examining the theme of “Ensuring Sustainable & Successful Disability Reform through the NDIS”, I am proud to present a diverse program showcasing insights and case studies from individuals across the entire Disability Sector to give a realistic and insightful overview of the NDIS rollout to date, and recommendations for moving forward successfully

For more information, please visit https://www.communitycareconferences.com.au/nationaldisabilitysummit14

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Leanda Read & Melissa Slavin, Assessments Australia - upport Planning in Transition - Preparing for the NDIS within Existing Programs

  1. 1. Dr  Leannda  Read   Director,  Professional  Services   Dr  Melissa  Slavin   Professional  Services  Manager   Case  Study:     Support  Planning  in  Transi5on  –   Preparing  for  the  NDIS  within   Exis5ng  Programs   Suppor9ng  Human  Decisions.   Understanding  Human  Needs.  
  2. 2. Assessments  Australia   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Independent  allied  health  assessments   – Suppor9ng  human  services  decisions  across   government  and  non-­‐government  agencies   – Assessments  conducted  by  highly  qualified   and  experienced  independent  assessors   • Support  planning   – Underpinned  by  independence  -­‐  no  service   provision  
  3. 3. NSW  Disability  Reforms   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Ready  Together:  reshaped  Stronger  Together  2   •    prepares  NSW  for  transi9on  to  NDIS   • Living  Life  My  Way  Policy  Framework   – Building  a  self-­‐directed  disability  system   – Enabling  choice  and  control   – Strengthens  and  promotes  individual   planning   – Builds  skills  necessary  to  plan  and  nego9ate   how  supports  are  delivered  
  4. 4. ADendant  Care  Program  &  High  Needs  Pool   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • AUendant  Care  Program  (ACP)   – Individualised  funding   – Choice  of  service  providers  and  funding   model   – Approved  alloca9on  provided  as  hours  of   care   • High  Needs  Pool  (HNP)   – One  provider  –  Home  Care  Service  of  NSW   – Very  liUle  flexibility,  no  choice  of  providers,   no  access  to  direct  payments  
  5. 5. Community  Support  Program  (CSP)   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Significant  shi]  towards  Living  Life  My  Way   policy  framework   • Support  for  par9cipants  to  move  from  provider   driven  funding  to  individual  self  Directed   funding   • Administered  through  the  FACS  Districts   • Eligibility:   – 16-­‐64  years  old,  NSW  resident   – Permanent  physical  disability   – Significant  personal  care  support  needs  
  6. 6. Individual  Plan   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • What  par9cipant  wants  to  achieve   • How  they  will  use  informal,  mainstream  and   formal  supports   • How  allocated  funding  will  be  used  to  meet   their  support  needs   • Proposed  schedule  of  funded  supports  and   costs   • Review  period,  agreed  responsibili9es  of   par9cipant  and  provider  
  7. 7. Funding  Op5ons:  Payment  to  a  Service   Provider   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Individual  budget  paid  to  service  provider   • Par9cipant  can  ask  provider  to  manage  all,   some  or  none  of  their  plan   • Service  provider  accountable  to  FACS  and   par9cipant  for  expenditure  and  quality   • Service  provider  conducts  risk  assessment  for   par9cipants  implemen9ng  any  part  of  their   plan  
  8. 8. Funding  Op5ons:  Direct  Payment  Agreement   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Par9cipants  manage  own  funds:  maximum   choice  and  control   • Par9cipant  is  responsible  for  developing  plan,   choosing  and  coordina9ng  their  supports,   checking  quality,  monitoring  expenditure,   paying  invoices,  and  regular  repor9ng  to  FACS   • Can  directly  employ  staff,  with  associated  legal,   financial  and  employment  responsibili9es   • Risk  assessment  conducted  with  Support   Planner  
  9. 9. Par5cipant  Group   Number   Direct  Funded  Model   21   High  Needs  Pool   268   AUendant  Care  Complex  clients   27   CSP  Transi5on  Project   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   •  Priori9sed  par9cipants   •  Transi9oning  with  assistance  of  Support   Planner  
  10. 10. Assessments  Australia  CSP  Support  Planners   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Assists  with  transi9on  to  CSP  if  par9cipant   wishes   • Planning  with  par9cipant,  not  for  par9cipant   • Building  capacity   • Help  iden9fy  funding  op9on;  conduct  Risk   Assessment  if  DPA  chosen   • Inclusive  approach  
  11. 11. Working  with  Service  Providers   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Op9ons  for  the  role  of  the  Service  Provider:   – Budget  holder   – Manage  sub-­‐contrac9ng  arrangements   – Provide  funded  supports   • Changing  parameters   • No  longer  based  upon  specified  unit  cost  or   service  types  
  12. 12. Person-­‐Centred  Planning   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • What  is  !  what  could  be   • Truly  listen   • Enable  confidence  &  independence     • Support  informed  decisions  &  forward  planning   • Devise  crea9ve  solu9ons   • Understand  what  is  important  to  &  what  is   important  for  the  par9cipant  
  13. 13. Allied  Health  Professionals   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Allied  health  background  –  e.g.  OT,  Physio   • Understand  pre-­‐exis9ng  rela9onships,   networks,  life  goals   • Experience  and  skills  to  manage  risk   • Understanding  of  service  system   • Knowledge  of  par9cipant  popula9on  and   complex  needs   • Work  closely  with  ADHC  District  staff  
  14. 14. Engagement  and  Training   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Challenge  of  moving  from  being     an  ‘expert’  !  a  ‘facilitator’   • Rigorous  selec9on  process   – Interpersonal  skills  and  communica9on  the   key   • Two  day  training  program   – Reform  context   – Program  parameters   – Individual  and  person-­‐centred  planning  
  15. 15. Dignity  of  Risk   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Management  of  funds   • Employment  of  staff   • Manual  handling  risks   • Environmental  and  safety  risks   • Staff  safety   • Changes  in  func9onal  and  cogni9ve  capacity   • Changes  to  informal  and  mainstream  supports  
  16. 16. Case  Study:  ‘Liz’   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • ‘Liz’  is  a  23  year  old  woman  with  Spinal   Muscular  Atrophy   • Lives  with  brother  who  has  the  same  condi9on   • Can  communicate  independently   • Requires  full  assistance  with  nearly  all  ac9vi9es   of  daily  living  
  17. 17. Case  Study:  Current  Funding   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Currently  receives  ACP  funding  for  50  hrs/wk   • Manages  this  under  the  ACP  Direct  Funding   Model  agreement  since  2012   • Directly  employs  own  staff   • Some  care  shared  with  brother  (e.g.  morning   rou9nes)  
  18. 18. Case  Study:  Goals   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Study  at  university   • Increase  her  capacity  for  independent  travel  in   the  community   • Arrange  her  own  care  supports   • Con9nue  to  live  independently  and  make  her   own  decisions    
  19. 19. Case  Study:  Individual  Plan  &  Budget   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Access  informa9on  for  university  enrolment,   including  liaising  with  disability  support   services   • Look  at  sharing  a  private  driver  with  her   brother   • Share  other  services  to  beUer  u9lise  support   package   • Amalgamate  supports   • Maintain  control  over  her  choices  
  20. 20. SupporTrak   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Online  database  to  capture  and  report  on  plans   • Greater  access  to  informa9on   – Services  &  costs   • Repor9ng  capacity   – Budgetary  implica9ons   • Assist  with  informa9on  access  across   Directorates  
  21. 21. ©  Assessments  Australia  2014  
  22. 22. ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xx.xx   $xxx.xx   $xxx.xx   $xxx.xx   $xxx.xx   $xxx.xx  
  23. 23. Key  Learnings  and  Challenges   ©  Assessments  Australia  2014   • Service  Provider  readiness   – Implica9ons  of  the  new  system   • Transi9on  9me  frames   – Pressures  on  exis9ng  programs  and  funding   agreements  vs.  9me  needed  for  par9cipant-­‐ driven  process     • Communica9on  and  educa9on   – Equipping  par9cipants  for  NDIS  transi9on  
  24. 24. ©  ASSESSMENTS  AUSTRALIA  2014  

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