2Component II and the Agency Implementation Plan Progress To Date
34 Key Questions Component I 15% across the board sustainability fundingAll not-for-profit organisationsComponent IIFocus on what services are neededFocus on fair and appropriate price for servicesFocus on sustainabilityContracting reformsFixed amount of funding community sector $117m
44 Key QuestionsAre we responding to the priority needs of the people with disabilities and their families ?Are we investing in the best responses (service delivery models) ?Have we applied the lens of the State-wide Sector Development Plan ?How do we ensure a sustainable contract (pricing)?
5Component II Timeframe Submit Agency Implementation Plan (draft) 30 June 2012Submit Agency Implementation Plan (final) 30 Sept 2012Submit Financial Request Sept 2012Expected decision by Treasury/Cabinet December 2012Announcement by the Premier December 2012
6Agency Implementation Plan Demonstrate how the services your agency purchases align with Government direction and community needOutline agency’s approach for reviewing its existing contracting arrangements to ensure that they align with the Delivering Community Services in Partnership (DCSP) Policy.Summarise agency’s progress towards, and plans for, implementing the DCSP Policy and procurement reforms.Consider the readiness of funded NFP community sector organisations to respond to the changing environment.
7Steering Group for the Disability Sector Procurement Reforms Representatives:Terry SimpsonRob HolmesMichael TaitJoan McKenna KerrGovernmentPeter BatiniMonique WilliamsonGeoff HoldenKylie Towie
8Steering Group Terms of Reference Support the Policy (DCSP) principles and behaviourInclusive approach in procurement reformsDiscuss the issues, possible solutions and recommend.Provide communication strategiesGuide capacity building strategies across the sectorMinimise any unintended consequences
9Optimal price may not equal the available budget The ChallengeOptimal price may not equal the available budgetIf so, how will we manage the difference …reduce service levels in those contracts affected ?reduce service levels in other contracts to redirect funding ?choose alternative strategies to meet needs within the available budget ?a combination of the above ?
10Sector Collaboration So far… Consolidation of Program Outcomes to a simpler set of 4Outcomes Based Contracting Pilot – flexible use of fundsReviewing the Individualised Funding modelSector Development PlanStill ahead in 2012…Review current processes to reduce the administration burden (red tape)Systematic review of services; in depth consultationsMy Way project2013 onwards… sequential implementation of the changes
114 Key QuestionsAre we responding to the priority needs of the people with disabilities and their families ?Are we investing in the best responses (service delivery models) ?Have we applied the lens of the State-wide Sector Development Plan ?How do we ensure a sustainable contract (pricing)?
12Group discussionWhat are the implications of ‘Component II and the Agency Implementation Plan’ for your organisation and for the sector?Please prepare one or two questions for the general open forum discussion.
13Outcomes Based Contracting in an Individualised Funding environment Opportunities and Challenges
14The journey Looking back Block funding Fixed program settings Inputs – output contractsInput – output reportingLooking forwardIndividualised fundingNo programsIndividualised planningFocus on outcomes
15Challenges of working in an ‘outcomes’ environment Meeting people’s needs: achieving desired outcomes and facilitating this through contracting and funding allocationsPricing to ensure sustainable services: this includes DSC budgeting for the right services at the right priceMeasuring and reporting on outcomes
16Health and Wellbeing Learn, Grow, Develop Outcome AreasHealth and Wellbeing Learn, Grow, DevelopRelationships Community belongingContextualise the outcome/ service to the individualIndividual planIndependentAudit/EvaluationStrategies to be adoptedHow much ?Measurement: How well ? (disability standards)What difference ?16
17The Components of Individual Funding Individual needs analysisEvaluation and ReportingStrategiesThe Components ofIndividual FundingFunding allocationamountPricing
18Working Group for Individual Funding Andrew Jefferson - People with disabilities WATara Ludlow - Carer’s Association of WATerry Simpson - National Disability ServicesGabriela Di Perna - National Disability ServicesDarren Ginnelly – WAIS / My PlaceGordon Trewern – NulsenLynne Darby - Directions Family Support AssociationRob Holmes - Enable SWShane Mauger - Activ Foundation IncSue Howard - Community Vision Inc
19Individual Funding Principles - Draft Maximises the achievement of people's individual outcomes.Maximises self-determination, choice and control for people.Fosters flexibility and innovation.Provides equitable and transparent funding allocation processes among people and enhances social capital.Is straight forward, understandable, manageable from a budgeting perspective.
20Individual Funding Principles - Draft Is responsive to differences in the capacity of individuals to be involved in the system.Includes strong evaluation and self-improvement features that support accountability for outcomes and avoids any unnecessary reporting.Encourages a productive working relationship between the Commission, the people it aims to support, and the disability sector organisations based on trust, collaboration, and effective and sustainable service delivery.
21A Re-pricing Journey Strategy = variable Future ? Price = to achieve outcomesAllocation = reviewed annuallyHow quickly do we move?Do we need all the steps?Strategy = standard list + innovative solutions offered by a service providerPrice = fixed for standard items, variable for others guided by principles.Allocation = reviewed annuallyCurrentStrategy = support hours (set by DSC)Price = fixed Business Rules rate (set by DSC).Allocation = fixed until new application
22Where to from here? Wide sector collaboration Develop an educational package for providersResolve issues in current individual funding model, especially:Information and technical support for individuals/families/carersnew funding allocation systemresponding to changed needsreporting and accountability framework
23Group discussionWhat are the implications of ‘Outcomes Based Contracting in an Individualised Funding environment’ for your organisation and for the sector?Please prepare one or two questions for the general open forum discussion.
24A ‘self directed supports and services’ project My WayA ‘self directed supports and services’ project
25Background National and international movement State government commitmentReflects Commission directions
26What will it mean for people with disability? Choice and controlIndividualised, person-centered supportCommunity inclusionFocus on planning, developmental and preventative approachesSeamless, flexible fundingDecentralised decision making
27What is it not all about!Not having choice – participation is voluntaryHaving to take control and responsibility for everythingFunding
28The details … so far 4 project sites Broad consultation / focus groups Implementation in partnershipThe ModelMy Way coordinators (govt and non govt)ChoiceFocus on planningOngoing supportFunding (maybe)
29Timeline March to June - Consultation/development June - Announce project sitesJuly to October - Community and sector engagement, recruitment and trainingNovember – Commence implementation in trial sites (person by person)
30Group discussionWhat are the implications of ‘My Way’ for your organisation and for the sector?Please prepare one or two questions for the general open forum discussion.