Major plans and strategies
Chief Executive’s Keynote Speech to the NDS State Conference
On Monday 11 February 2013 Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Chief Executive, Jim Longley, delivered a powerful speech to the NDS State Conference.
Titled, It’s Time to Shine – NSW Leading the Transformation of Disability Services, the speech outlined the NSW Government’s vision for a disability system in NSW that is based on self directed supports and individualised budgets.
Highlights of the speech included:
- What the system must deliver
- Person centred planning
- Aligning the Stronger Together 2 reforms with the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Implementation timeline
- Support pathways and community inclusion
- Legislative reform
- Consumer choice and control
- Role of and capacity building for the disability sector
Read the full text of the speech:
- Chief Executive Speech to 2013 NDS Conference (PDF)
- Chief Executive Speech to 2013 NDS Conference – Large print (PDF)
- Chief Executive Speech to 2013 NDS Conference (RTF)
Plans and strategies
A number of strategies and major plans guide us in providing services that are flexible, effective and fair.
Stronger Together 2: 2011-2016
Stronger Together 2 continues the strategy of the first five years. This substantial expansion of capacity will be used to progress the reform directions of the overall Stronger Together plan, and create an unprecedented expansion of funding for disability services.
Stronger Together 2 is available in plan, accessible and translated formats.
Stronger Together: 2006-2016
This strategy is about major reforms and service expansions to help deliver better services for people with a disability and their families. The plan follows extensive state-wide consultation and provides an additional $1 billion funding over the first five years.
Stronger Together is available in plan, summary and accessible formats, as well as progress report updates.
NSW Ageing Strategy
The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that members of our community can lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives as they age. It has developed a whole of government and whole of community strategy which supports individuals to take responsibility for their futures and government to do whatever it can to recognise and remove any barriers to continued participation.
Strategic Directions 2010-11
The Strategic Directions 2010-11 captures the priorities across the department, including national partnerships and State priorities, reforms and agency service activities.
A plan to make NSW number one
Our strategic priorities and service delivery outcomes align closely with NSW 2021 goals.
The plan, released in 2011, includes 32 goals designed to rebuild the economy, return quality services, renovate infrastructure, strengthen our local environment and communities and restore accountability to Government.
National Disability Strategy
The National Disability Strategy (NDS) is a ten year national plan (2010-2020) for improving the life experiences of Australians with a disability, their families and carers. Find out more about the NSW Approach to the National Disability Strategy.
Disability Action Planning
We are responsible for leading the whole-of-Government framework for Disability Action Planning.
A Disability Action Plan (DAP) helps people with a disability access services and facilities without facing discrimination or barriers.
We have developed Guidelines for disability action planning by NSW Government agencies to help agencies develop and implement effective Disability Action Plans.