As we travel to new places under the NDIS, SGSCC disAbility are dedicated to working with you, listening to you and making sure that you have choice and control over your life.
Going Places at My Place
You can take complete control of the places you’ll go, and have SGSCC as the intermediary for your funding. This is called a ‘self-managed approach’. If you’d rather that we helped you along this journey, you can have a ‘self-directed approach’. This is where SGSCC disability can support you to develop your plan and an individualised budget, making sure that you are in control and at the centre of all decision making.
We are able to work with you to create a plan where you make the big choices about who supports, and how they support you at your place. This place could be your home, your workplace, your favourite place.
Your choices could be:
- Support in your home
- Support in your work
- Personal care support
- Social support
- Group based supports
- Support in a local community area
SGSCC disAbility promotes person centred practices. The term ‘person-centred’ describes service and supports that are centred on an individual and their strengths, needs, interests and goals. Person-centred service delivery ensures that people with disability lead and direct the services and supports they use.
Person Centred Plans are prepared with the Support Planner, Client and/or parent, carer or person responsible on entry into the service. This is a written document that is reviewed every 6 months or as required.
The intention of person-centred approaches is to maximise, as much as reasonably possible, the capacity for people with disabilities to take control of their lives.
Person-centred approaches ensure that clients are at the centre of service design, planning, delivery and review. The Client shapes and directs services and support arrangements to suit their strengths, needs and goals with the support of families, friends, carers, advocates and their circle of support (see diagram below).
Source: This information was developed by Helen Sanderson Associates (Australia) in 2011, for Ageing Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services NSW, as a resource to support the Lifestyle Planning Practice Guide and Tools.