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1 Disability Support Services – Consumer Consortium - Nov 14

2 Overview This presentation will include updates on: Strategic Plan - principles The New Model EGL Waikato Funded Family Care Pricing Project Ministry Project Updates over the 3 days include:  Putting People First – Pam McNeill  Budget Update – Barbara Crawford  Enabling Good Lives Christchurch – Gordon Boxall

3 DSS Strategic Plan Vision Statement “Disabled people and their families are supported to live the lives they choose”

4 DSS Strategic Plan 7 Guiding Principles 1.All disabled people are treated equally and with respect 2.Disabled people and their whanau have choice, control and flexibility over the support in their lives 3.Support is accessible, innovative, culturally responsive and person-directed 4.Collaboration and relationships improve outcomes for disabled people

5 Guiding Principles cont. 5.Early intervention is critical to achieve improved outcomes for disabled children 6.Planning and decision making are supported by evidence, information collection, analysis and ongoing review 7.The disability support system is sustainable

6 New Model Update – Elements Local Area Coordination (LAC) Enhanced Individualised Funding (EIF) Choice in Community Living (CICL) Supported Self Assessment and Funding Allocation Tool (SSA and FAT)

7 The New Model - LAC Now ‘business as usual’ in Bay of Plenty - Region extended to include Lakes (to match NASC region) Provider selected through tender process - Imagine Better Evaluation results - LAC is valued by disabled people and their whanau – through developing own goals, increasing confidence to achieve, building networks, taking action Two NASC trials – Hutt Valley and Otago/Southland Input into EGL navigators in Christchurch and Waikato

8 New Model – Enhanced Individualised Funding (EIF) Now 245 people on EIF in Bay of Plenty People can choose their priorities for support through making decisions on how to spend their personal budget Choices must be in line with Purchasing Guidelines (linked to a personal plan, must be a disability support) Evaluation underway Decisions will be made early in the new year about next steps

9 New Model – Choice in Community Living Over 100 people have now transitioned into their own homes, with people of their choice in a location of their choice Finding suitable housing remains the single biggest issue facing this demonstration Currently being evaluated Decisions will be made early in the new year on next steps

10 New Model - Supported Self Assessment Disabled people referred or being reassessed by Support Net NASC in the Bay of Plenty are using Supported Self Assessment (SSA) People can complete a form at a time, place and pace that suits them, with whomever they want to support them Over 400 people have used SSA so far The SSA is linked to the new Funding Allocation Tool which is being trialed alongside the SSA.

11 Enabling Good Lives - Waikato  Waikato EGL Leadership Group established in 2012  Representation from disabled people, family and providers, supported by local officials from the three Ministries  Are keen to ensure the work in this region has its own particular look and builds on community strengths  Directors appointed last month – Chris Potts and Kate Cosgriff  Planning underway to start in July 2015 and build on the New Model work in CiCL

12 Enabling Good Lives - Waikato Four Areas of Focus from July 2015 (approx. 100 people in year one) People in residential and aged residential care (under 65) Maori with a disability in urban and rural Waikato Families with disabled children aged 0-18 years Disabled people who with a small amount of support might be able to enter the workforce.

13 Funded Family Care (FFC)  Currently, 166 people are being paid through FFC  Of these 166, 14% are Maori, 1% are Pasifika and 1% are Asian  Artemis Research has been engaged to review the policy – through a qualitative interview process of both users and non-users  Review commenced October 2014 and the report is due end of March 2015  Following the review, the Ministry will consider what improvements may need to be made to the policy

14 Pricing Project – Where are we at? Price increases for Personal Care, Household Management and Supported Living were implemented this month (November) Work is continuing to further extend Fee-For-Service Facility based respite and increase occupancy rates from 65% to 75% across the country DSS is working with Carers NZ on looking at options to increase the flexibility of the Carer Support Subsidy Work is underway on further testing of the planned changes to the residential pricing model including planning for implementation

15 End - Any Questions? Any questions?

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