Legal and the technical aspects of employing staff, recruitment, team management and planning are the strongest areas of interest for individuals and families. With the growth in self-management the number of requests for workshops and one to one support keeps us very busy. The focus of first half of this year is on regional areas with the team conducting both workshops and individual sessions in Albany, Geraldton, Busselton, Esperance and Port Hedland.
The WAiS ‘Engaging Your Own Supports’ workshops also continue to be popular and frequently requested in Perth metro. Requests for planning support continues and the WAiS team assists people with Personal Futures Planning and other person centred planning approaches in a range of situations.
WAiS hosted the first drop in morning tea for families and individuals self-managing on the 1st March. The main topics for discussion included considerations to ensure legal employment of support workers at home and for overnight support, and how self-advocates who are self managing can approach rostering creatively to maximum value from their support hours in ways which balance safety and quality of life. The next session will be on Wednesday 5 April at 10am at the WAiS office in West Perth. Come along and bring any questions you have about individualised services. Hope to see you there!
This update forms part of our quarterly E Bulletin. To read the full E Bulletin please click on the links below.