Person centred approaches: Living Life My Way
The NSW Government is committed to making the second phase of Stronger Together even more effective for people with disability, their families and carers. The priority is to deliver person centred supports and individualised funding arrangements. This means reforming the service system to give people control over their own lives.
What is a person centred approach?
A person centred system places the person with disability at the centre of decision making when it comes to the supports and services they use.
In a person centred system, the rights of people with disability, and their families and carers to make choices about their own lives are respected. A person with disability, their families and carers are heard and supported to exercise choice and to direct supports and service arrangements.
Vision for a person centred disability system
The Government's vision for a person centred system in NSW is one in which:
- individuals are supported to achieve their full potential and participate in their communities and the economy
- families and carers are supported to sustain a care relationship and pursue their own goals
- a diverse and sustainable service sector provides person centred supports and services in cost effective ways
Living Life My Way Consumer Development Fund
On 15 August 2012, the Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, announced that the NSW Government was establishing the Living Life My Way Consumer Development Fund .
Living Life My Way Ambassadors and Champions Program
On 24 April 2012, the Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, announced that the NSW Government was setting up the Living Life My Way Ambassadors and Champions Program to raise awareness of person centred approaches in NSW.
Consultations in 2011 and 2012
The Government led extensive consultations during 2011 and 2012 on the best way to implement person centred supports and individualised funding arrangements.
Glossary of Terms
- See the interim glossary of terms (PDF)
The interim glossary will be updated in accordance with the finalisation and public release of Living Life My Way principles and high level system structure.