Engaging your own Supports
This resource is for people who live in Western Australia who have decided to privately hire their own support persons for the purpose of providing them with supports and services.
It is to assist people to have foundational information as to some of their legal considerations. Please note that information in relation to Industrial Relations, Workers Compensation and Health and Safety are areas of law specific to Western Australia, please do not refer to this resource if you do not live in Western Australia.
The information in this resource is intended as a guide only and is not to be considered legal advice. If you would like any further information and support, however, please contact us.
Click on the links below to download the relevant Resource – Plain Language and Easy Read versions are available.
Preparing to Plan Resource Guide and Card Set
These resources have been designed and developed to support people and families to think about some things that may be helpful when planning. They are a set of 10 cards, with an accompanying booklet. The booklet has some information about using the cards, and also can be used to write notes down for each card set section.
The Pre-Planning Resources are NOT meant to be a replacement for Person Centred Planning. The resources can be used to complement person centred planning approaches
The resources were funded by the WA Disability Services Commission through the National Disability Services WA as part of a Quality Service Improvement Grant. Please note that WAiS is currently working on developing another 5 set of cards to add to this resource in the areas of Health, Education, Spirituality, Therapy and Safety.
WAiS is happy to offer some support and training around using these cards if necessary.
Supported Decision Making Project
Supported decision making is a term used to refer to a range of practices whereby people with disabilities are assisted to make or implement their own decisions.
Please see our project resources below:
My Life, Your Life, Our Life: A Guide for Flat-mates, Homesharers & Co-Residents
‘I want to share my life with people who matter to me, people I know care about me, like a family or very close friends.
After all, what’s life if you have no one to share it with?’
The Shared Management Guide
The Shared Management Guide Project, aimed to increase individuals, families and the sectors capacity to successfully offer and utilise self and shared management. Key outcomes of the project include the launch of the Shared Management Resource; ‘A guide for Support Organisations exploring Shared Management’, as well as significant progress with the Australian Tax Office to clarify some grey areas in the legal and technical aspects such as the Private and Domestic exemption and in Care Reimbursement. This resource continues to evolve as relevant legal or regulatory considerations change in regard to delivering Individualised Services. The WAiS Shared Management Guide is now available for download.
Do you have questions about Self-Direction, Individualised Services or Self and Shared Management?