an international perspective on self-directedsupportDr Simon Duffy ■ The Centre for Welfare Reform ■ 25th June 2013 ■Sydne...
Two things to remember:a) the goal is citizenshipb) the way is citizenship
• always improves outcomes• always increases demands• sometimes reduces costs• design is very important40 plus years of se...
We’re not standingon giants’ shoulders
systems struggle to give up control
note for system designeravoid fixing the details tootightlyallow lots of experimentationa system with lots of localvariati...
Control first,plan second - if at all
“It’s my life, my human rights”
note for system designeravoid trapping people in plansavoid ‘person centred planning’crazefocus on giving people realcontr...
It’s people’s money,not government money
the government money fallacy......money can’t always be theirs
note for system designeravoid treating money as a giftor privilege - which can be justtaken away or defined from‘above’avo...
It’s not marketsit’s community
note for system designerdon’t means-test love andcommunitydon’t restrict money to serviceslet people use their moneyflexib...
If it movesindividualise it
note for system designerdon’t stop providers frominnovatingdon’t encourage negativestereotypesat their best providers arec...
Only connect:What you need is there
O’Brien’s five basic tasks of support
note for system designerdon’t make community difficultdon’t punish communities forinclusionensure there are positiveincent...
Not brokeragebut social work
note for system designeravoid institutionalising‘brokers’avoid new professional roles &structures, instead open upexisting...
Peer Power:the best money can’t buy
The Help and Connect Model
note for system designeravoid the ‘bias toprofessionals’respect people with disabilitiesand their familiesbuild in peer su...
Control controlto keep people safe
We don’t know enough about abuse; but we doknow institutions increase the risk of it andhaving relationships reduces the r...
note for system designeravoid the ‘ever-plausibleregulation’focus on who controls the budgetget control as close as possib...
Be the bestthat you can be
note for system designerdon’t join in the ‘blame game’don’t close off roles andsystemsit is the unconcious constraintwe pl...
We remain free to bethe best that we canbe and to do theright thing.
the goal is citizenshipso, be a citizen
Lots of free resources on all these topics and more:@simonjduffy and @cforwr - followwww.centreforwelfarereform.org.uk - s...
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support
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Simon Duffy's talk in Sydney on how to avoid the pitfalls of implementing self-directed support and its relevance to the design of NDIS and Disability Care Australia.

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Avoiding the Complexities - international perspective on self-directed support

  1. 1. an international perspective on self-directedsupportDr Simon Duffy ■ The Centre for Welfare Reform ■ 25th June 2013 ■SydneyAvoiding the complexities
  2. 2. Two things to remember:a) the goal is citizenshipb) the way is citizenship
  3. 3. • always improves outcomes• always increases demands• sometimes reduces costs• design is very important40 plus years of self-directed support
  4. 4. We’re not standingon giants’ shoulders
  5. 5. systems struggle to give up control
  6. 6. note for system designeravoid fixing the details tootightlyallow lots of experimentationa system with lots of localvariations is more likely tothrow up valuable lessons forthe future.
  7. 7. Control first,plan second - if at all
  8. 8. “It’s my life, my human rights”
  9. 9. note for system designeravoid trapping people in plansavoid ‘person centred planning’crazefocus on giving people realcontrol, flexibility and theability to make immediatechanges to their own plans
  10. 10. It’s people’s money,not government money
  11. 11. the government money fallacy......money can’t always be theirs
  12. 12. note for system designeravoid treating money as a giftor privilege - which can be justtaken away or defined from‘above’avoid obscuring entitlements andcomplex assessment systemscreate a robust legal frameworkof rights and responsibilities
  13. 13. It’s not marketsit’s community
  14. 14. note for system designerdon’t means-test love andcommunitydon’t restrict money to serviceslet people use their moneyflexibly and pool it with theirother resources
  15. 15. If it movesindividualise it
  16. 16. note for system designerdon’t stop providers frominnovatingdon’t encourage negativestereotypesat their best providers arecommunity organisations and canplay a number of useful roles
  17. 17. Only connect:What you need is there
  18. 18. O’Brien’s five basic tasks of support
  19. 19. note for system designerdon’t make community difficultdon’t punish communities forinclusionensure there are positiveincentives for communities toinvest in inclusion
  20. 20. Not brokeragebut social work
  21. 21. note for system designeravoid institutionalising‘brokers’avoid new professional roles &structures, instead open upexisting framework of supportslook beyond the ‘professionalworld’ for good support s
  22. 22. Peer Power:the best money can’t buy
  23. 23. The Help and Connect Model
  24. 24. note for system designeravoid the ‘bias toprofessionals’respect people with disabilitiesand their familiesbuild in peer support at everypoint
  25. 25. Control controlto keep people safe
  26. 26. We don’t know enough about abuse; but we doknow institutions increase the risk of it andhaving relationships reduces the risk of it.
  27. 27. note for system designeravoid the ‘ever-plausibleregulation’focus on who controls the budgetget control as close as possibleto the person and focus on realoutcomes - not ‘processcontrols’
  28. 28. Be the bestthat you can be
  29. 29. note for system designerdon’t join in the ‘blame game’don’t close off roles andsystemsit is the unconcious constraintwe place upon ourselves whichcauses most of the damage - “Wedo what we don’t believe in -because the system says that’swhat we’re meant to do.”
  30. 30. We remain free to bethe best that we canbe and to do theright thing.
  31. 31. the goal is citizenshipso, be a citizen
  32. 32. Lots of free resources on all these topics and more:@simonjduffy and @cforwr - followwww.centreforwelfarereform.org.uk - subscribelike The Centre for Welfare Reform on Facebook

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