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People living their lives

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Getting a life, not just a service

There are a range of ways people are living their life, as citizens in the community.


There are many ways that we all live our lives. We all need support, but some of us might need a bit more than others. Sometimes, this extra support comes from using formal supports.

When people need formal supports, they can:

  • choose to manage their own supports and services
  • work with an organisation to manage their supports and services
  • have their supports and services managed completely by an organisation.

To be in control or to direct your own support, doesn’t mean you have to manage and be responsible for all tasks and funding. It means being heard and respected as a unique individual with preferences about how and who should offer you support. It means having a say in designing your support. However, it doesn’t mean having to be responsible for all of the tasks if this doesn’t suit you or your lifestyle.

Share Managed

Self Managed

Organisation Managed

Recommended Resources

Shared Management Guide Self and Shared Management Guide     Shared Living Framework Project My Life Your Life Our Life

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