Context Western Australia People with disability who sometimes exhibit challenging behaviour Immediate focus on the disability sector Future engagement across whole of community Statewide approach
History Toward Responsive Services for All Report Guiding Committee Pilot projects
Guiding Committee Partnership approach Representation across the disability sector (including family and CALD representation) Identification of pilot projects to demonstrate options to address proposals from report
Progress Family Mentoring project Effective Service Design project Policy Framework for Voluntary Disability Sector Wide Engagement in the Elimination of Restrictive Practices
Progress Workforce Development project Positive Behaviour Teams Regional supports
Progress Curriculum design and tertiary training in PBS Exploration of school system project Positive Behaviour Support information Connections with Mental Health Commission
Positive Behaviour Framework booklet Toward Responsive Services For All Effective Service Design document Restrictive Practices Issues Paper Available at www.disability.wa.gov.auwww.disability.wa.gov.au For further information contact Jacki Hollick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@dsc.wa.gov.au Phone: 08 9301 3808
Individual Supported Living Project Prof. Errol Cocks Director Centre for Research into Disability and Society, Curtin University
THREE KEY ASSUMPTIONS 1.All people with the right supports can live in an ISL arrangement. 2.People with disability do not need to live together. 3.People in an ISL arrangement do not have to live alone or independently. 14
THE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTED LIVING PROJECT – STAGE ONE 2007-2010: Person- centred approaches to supported living 1.Extensive literature review. 2.Focus groups & surveys. 3.Case studies of 6 ISL arrangements over 18 months. Outcome Set of KEY THEMES & ATTRIBUTES describing ISL. 15
THE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTED LIVING PROJECT – STAGE TWO 2010-2011: Developing an evaluation instrument 1.Developed indicators & evidence for each Attribute. 2.Carried out two sets of five reviews of a range of ISL arrangements. 3.Developed the ISL tool. Outcome Eight THEMES, 21 ATTRIBUTES 16
19 Attribute Scoring Each Attribute is scored on the following scale: 1 Not Addressed: There is No Evidence that the Attribute is developing. 2 Underdeveloped: There is Little Evidence to support the Indicator/s and most of the evidence suggests that the Attribute is underdeveloped. 3 Developing: There is Some Evidence to support the Indicator/s and most of the evidence suggests that the Attribute is developing. 4 Strong: Most Evidence indicates that the Indicator/s are being addressed and all the evidence suggests that the Attribute is developing. 5 Optimal: All Evidence indicates that the Attribute is well developed, strong and cannot be improved.
USING THE ISL FRAMEWORK 1.Planning a new arrangement: a.Setting up a new arrangement b.Reviewing an existing arrangement c.Improving an existing arrangement 2.Guidelines: a.Internal, external, & mixed reviews. b.Focus on improvement & development c.Include significant others d.Build on strengths & interests 21
THE THEMES 1.LEADERSHIP – vision, key people 2.MY HOME – security, activity, identity 3.ONE PERSON AT A TIME – personal, individual 4.PLANNING – personal, key involvements, future 5.CONTROL – key involvements, self-determination, influence 6.SUPPORT – flexible & paid/unpaid 7.THRIVING – wellbeing, valued roles, developmental 8.SOCIAL INCLUSION – relationships, rich networks, participation 22
THE INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTED LIVING PROJECT – STAGE THREE: Focus on training and outcomes 1.Design training formats for key stakeholders. 2.Does the quality of an ISL arrangement lead to better outcomes in areas such as quality of life, social participation & inclusion, relationships? 23
Community & Family Living Initiative Update Pippa Warburton, Gill Palmer, Graham Gladman, DSC
Plans presented and supported Community Living 199 plans have been supported by the Panel. 106 of these are managed through a DSO ( 61 of these are in country regions, DSO managed = 34). $3 million has been allocated to date to individuals with Community Living plans (average funds provided $15,488) Family Living 182 plans have been supported by the Panel 21 of these are managed through a DSO (49 of these are in country regions, DSO managed =13) $2.8 million has been allocated to date to families through Family Living plans (average funds provided $15,384)
Ongoing Focus Maintaining focus on creative developmental ideas (not simply support hours) Integrity of CL and FL, maintaining quality plan The review process Engaging DSOs early in planning Cont’d
Ongoing Focus Inclusive processes Clear, targeted and supportive information and resources for DSOs. Sector Development including Family Living Initiative Network (FLIN) Future seamless transition for individuals from Family to Community Living
Context Links with My Way Project Self Directed services agenda
Occupational Safety & Health Harmonisation Ian Munns, Worksafe
Timing NSW, Qld, NT, ACT and the Commonwealth implemented the model WHS laws on 1 January 2012. WA intends to implement the WHS laws as a whole package which includes the mining sector. The date for implementation has not been determined. WA will be conducting a state specific consultation process as part of preparing a Regulation Impact Statement.
The Structure of the model WHS Law Model Act Model Regulations –These provide support to the model Act on specific issues Guidance material –Practical guidance on how to comply with the law.
Will the model WHS Laws be different to our current laws? At the higher level – ‘No’ The model WHS Bill is built around the same concepts as our current OSH Act –Primary Duty of Care –Risk Management –Reasonably Practicable
Will the model WHS Laws be different to our current laws? (cont’d) At the detail level – in some instances ‘Yes’ The model WHS Regulations contain some additional/changed regulatory requirements
Key Terms Person conducting business or undertaking Worker Workplace
Themes in the model WHS Laws Training Consultation
How it will look in WA ? Work Health and Safety (WA) Act Mining Work Health and Safety (WA) Act Mirror Work Health and Safety (WA) Regulations Mining Work Health and Safety (WA) Regulations Mirror Codes of Practice (General) Called up Non-core Mining (WA) Regulations Core Mining (WA) Regulations Mining specific elements (e.g. mine managers) Codes of Practice (Mining specific) Called up Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations
Joining the Dots Governance: ACNC Stakeholders, Role of Directors / Officers, Registration & reporting Associations Incorporation Bill 2006 Stakeholders, Roles of Directors / Officers, Registration
Proportional Response Gain Understanding of Requirements Probably three key documents: –Financial Plan –Governance Plan –Prioritisation: Reconcile the differences Identify the risk areas Create a three year plan
Remember: A focused, prioritised and guided plan is better than trying to be all things at once
Procurement Reform Terry Simpson National Disability Services WA State Manager
Context of Reform Oct. 2009 Economic Audit Report July 2010 Partnership Forum July 2011 DCSP Policy Oct. 2011 SG for Disability Sector Procurement Reforms
Reform Components Components I and II Outcome Framework – Consolidation Sector Development Plan Outcome Based Contracting Individual Funding Model Costing and Pricing Contract Renewal
Components I and II Component I funding implementation Agency Implementation Plan to be submitted by 30 th of June 2012 Funding Component II to be rolled out by July 2013 - June 2014 as contracts are renegotiated
Outcome Framework – Consolidation 25 Quality Outcomes have been consolidated 4 Outcome Areas have been defined Definition of outcomes based reporting and measurement strategy is currently being developed
Sector Development Plan Aimed at assisting the DSC at: 1.Reviewing existing Service Agreements 2.Assessing investments in service redevelopment 4 sector outcomes to be met have been defined 22 geographical areas are being developed
Outcome Based Contracting 6 months Pilot program was launched in May 2011 which is currently evaluated by DSC: 1.Aimed at person centred approach 2.Allowing greater flexibility for usage of individual funds NDS will develop support strategies including workshops when the O.B.C. framework is defined
Individual Funding Model Formation of cross sector working group in March 2012 aimed at: 1.Refining the future contracting model for individual funding 2.Reviewing current funding allocations and pricing 3.Determining mechanisms to respond to changes in individual need Further Consultation with the sector is planned
Costing and Pricing Shift from “price taking” to “price setting” Development of NDS Costing and Pricing Tool by David Gilchrist, Curtin University NDS Costing Tool and Manual are now available for download at NDS website Workshops and WA wide individual consultations are available through NDS Contact: Richard.Dalgleish@nds.org.au
Contract Renewal 115 Service Agreements to be renegotiated: 1.400 block funded services 2.8000 Individual Funding Packages Contract renewals to start after outcomes for Component II funding are announced (Expected after January 2013)
Reform Components Components I & II Outcome Framework – Consolidation Sector Development Plan Outcome Based Contracting Individual Funding Model Costing and Pricing Contract Renewal What does this mean for you?
Checklist Do you have a sustainable business? Do you understand the difference between outputs and outcomes? Do your services provide the best possible outcomes for the individual? Do you have a system in place to measure improved individual client outcomes? Why should a customer choose your services over another? Do you Know how to cost your services? Do you know how to write a successful tender?
NDS Sector Support NDS Costing and Pricing Tool & Manual One-on-one Support with Implementation Costing and Pricing workshops: 1.23.05.2012(Basic) /31.05.2012(Advanced) Support for outcomes based contracting Successful Tendering workshops in the new environment Other?
Summary 2012 …the year to prepare for the Procurement Reform… For more Information please contact Gabriela.Diperna@nds.org.au
Pres to come – Changes to Service Contracting, Peter Batini
Panel Session Prof David Gilchrist, Terry Simpson, Peter Batini, Rob Holmes