Lot of great work going on at the moment in Victoria around self-directed funding, known as Individual Support Package ISPâ€™s
Which is funding paid by Department of Human Services Victoria for a person to help pay for supports that will meet their disability support goals and needs.
An Individual Support Package lets the person be in control of working out what supports they need subject to the funding guidelines and departmental approval of a funding plan.
This newish way to receive funding is still uncharted waters for some people, so unless you know how to sail the ISP seas ……it can be quite daunting.
Facilitators and planners play an important role in ensuring the seas don’t get too rough for people who have an ISP.
Equally important is the role of Independent Advocacy.
I’m delighted to let you all know that the work VALID has been doing in this space will now expand across all of metropolitan Melbourne, as of this week.
There will be number of information forums running during the day and after-hours at numerous locations around Melbourne.
Information on ISPs can also be delivered on a one-to-one basis over the Internet if needed,……… great way to involve the whole family?
Keep and eye on the VALID website in the next couple of weeks for up-and-coming ISP forum dates and locations. The