Presentation on theme: "Disability Support Services Provider Forums October 2014 Presented by Barbara Crawford Manager Strategy and Contracts Support Disability Support Services."— Presentation transcript:
Disability Support Services Provider Forums October 2014 Presented by Barbara Crawford Manager Strategy and Contracts Support Disability Support Services
Disability Support Services Whāia te Ao Mārama Five hui were held in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, New Plymouth and Dunedin in August and September. These were attended by over 410 participants including: Māori providers Mainstream providers and Māori consumers The purpose was to re-engage stakeholders with the Māori Disability Action Plan and gain feedback around service gaps, issues, needs, consumer perceptions and proposed solutions
Disability Support Services Whāia te Ao Mārama The workshop questions reflected the four priorities in the Māori Disability Action Plan How will you improve outcomes for Māori disabled? How will you better support whānau? How will you build good partnerships with Māori? How will you build responsive disability services with Māori?
Disability Support Services Whāia te Ao Mārama Next Steps DSS will use the feedback from the hui to inform an action plan to implement Whāia Te Ao Mārama over the next 12 months A particular focus will be on: Māori-specific services and solutions Māori consumer-led approaches Culturally responsive services
Disability Support Services Disability Workforce Update Let’s Get Real framework for disability workforce describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide quality service provision: Working with disabled people Working with Māori Working with families and whānau Working within communities Challenging stigma and discrimination, and promoting value Maintaining professional and personal development Upholding law, policy and practice
Disability Support Services Disability Workforce Update NZQA review of qualifications will result in a career pathway for disability workforce Kaiawhina Strategy in development for non- regulated workforce Disability Workforce Development Grants – Te Pou NASC Graduate Diploma in Education (Disability Specialisation) will finish in December 2014
Disability Support Services Disability Workforce Update Disability Workforce Information Project Disability Workforce Reference Group
Disability Support Services Faiva Ora 2014 -2016 Update Le Va implementing Faiva Ora Engaging Pasifika Programme Organisational guidelines for disability services Faiva Ora Leadership Group
Disability Support Services Faiva Ora 2014-2016 - Update Research on Pasifika disabled children, youth and their families – University of Auckland Evaluation of Faiva Ora 2010 -2013 – Integrity Professionals
Disability Support Services Government Contract Changes New Government Rules of Sourcing http://www.business.govt.nz/procurement/pdf-library/agencies/rules-of-sourcing/government-rules-of- sourcing-April-2013.pdf New Govt Contracting Framework includes: Framework Terms and Conditions Standard header agreement (online only) Outcome Agreement which includes: Any additional Terms and Conditions specific to DSS Service specification Results-Based Accountability Outcome Measures
Government Contract Changes To access the new templates: http://www.business.govt.nz/procurement/pdf-library/fu nctional-leadership/contracting-with-ngos
Disability Support Services Government Contract Changes Population Accountability – wellbeing of all disabled people Results outcomes / indicators Performance Accountability – wellbeing of service users Performance measures How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone better off?
Disability Support Services Service Specifications Review DSS has 57 Service Specifications These will be reviewed and combined where appropriate over the next year A working group will be established to review each Service Specification and develop performance measures Each working group will include representatives of: Service users Providers Family members (where appropriate)
Disability Support Services Service Specifications Review Each provider will receive the revised draft Service Specification for comment prior to its being finalised Where possible revised Service Specs will be rolled out alongside contract price variations if/when these occur Contractors will be appointed to assist MOH with this work