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Person centred approaches consultations

Living Life My Way consultations

The Government led a series of extensive consultations on the best way to implement self directed supports and individualised funding arrangements.

Consultations 2012 

The 2012 consultation stage was launched at a one-day event on Tuesday 24 April 2012 at Allphones Arena. Between May and June 2012, nearly 100 consultation sessions were held across NSW. More than 1,700 people participated in these sessions – we consulted with people with disability, their families and carers, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with an intellectual disability, service providers and other stakeholders.

The outcomes reports from these consultations are now available:

A Braille version of the 2012 outcomes report is also available. Please call 1800 605 489 for a copy of any of these reports.

This is not the end of the consultation process. There will be an ongoing engagement with people with disability, the families and carers, service providers and the community as NSW moves towards a disability system based on self directed supports and individualised budgets. In particular, the NSW Government will be consulting with Aboriginal communities in the first half of 2013 as part of the implementation planning for the disability reforms

Consultation documents 

As part of the 2012 consultation stage, the Government released a discussion paper about implementing a person centred system in NSW, based on feedback received in 2011:

A Braille version of the 2012 discussion paper is also available. Please call 1800 605 489 for a copy.

The following fact sheets have also been developed about the 2012 consultation stage and key elements in the discussion paper:

The outcomes reports for 2012 will be published soon. Please check this website periodically for updates.

For further information, please contact the Person Centred Approaches team on 1800 605 489 or via email at livinglifemyway@facs.nsw.gov.au.

Consultations 2011

The consultations commenced in July 2011 with the Living Life My Way summit hosted by the Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance MP. Between August and December 2011, nearly 200 consultation sessions were held across NSW. More than 3,000 people participated in these sessions – we consulted with people with disability, their families and carers, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal communities, people with an intellectual disability, service providers and other stakeholders.

The Aboriginal Disability Network New South Wales conducted consultations with people with disability, families and carers, service providers and community members between October and December 2011.

The NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW CID) conducted consultations directly with people with an intellectual disability between October and December 2011.

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