What is self-management?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
Across Australia, the NDIS is being made available in stages, to people with disability and psych-social disability. Read more about the NDIS here.
The NDIS has core principles embedded within it, two of these being Choice and Control.
One of the ways people can have more choice in the NDIS and the supports that may get funded, is how they are managed, and by whom.
Under the NDIS in Western Australia, the management of these supports and services can be done by the person or a representative acting on the persons behalf, a service provider, or a combination of these. This is called Self Management.
If you want to find out more about Self Management, please contact us on (08) 9481 0101
WAiS has developed some resources to assist people who may want to directly engage their support workers in understanding their legal responsibilities when doing this. Please click here for the resources . We welcome people to call us to chat with us about Self Management, particularly related to the legal and technical issues associated.
WAiS has been actively working with KPMG and Capital Legal with regards to determining the Industrial, Tax and other legal obligations of participants in individualised funding arrangements. Please click here (members only) for these rulings and other advice received.
What are the benefits of self-management?
Self-management enables you to maximise the flexibility you have over the supports and services you use. You can plan, design, direct and organise these services and supports to meet your needs and your preferences.
You are in charge of your supports
You can choose the people that you pay to support you
You can choose who to buy services from. – this is not restricted to registered providers
You can get support to self-manage. – information, technology, services
A representative can support you to self-manage.
Self-management can also provide an opportunity for you to build your confidence and ability to manage your supports.