South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


25. Support for people with a disability:

Triple the number of people with a disability able to access self-managed funding by 2016

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

A trial of self-managed funding commenced in October 2009, providing people with greater choice and control of their disability supports to best meet their individual needs. In 2010-11 (the baseline year), 50 people with disability were working towards self-managed funding.

As at 30 June 2017, 304 people with disability were working towards Individualised Funding. This result exceeds the target of having 150 people managing their own arrangements by 2016.

In March 2012, the State Government commenced the implementation of Individualised Funding for people with disability in response to Recommendation 11 of the disability blueprint Strong Voices: A Blueprint to Enhance Life and Claim the Rights of People with Disability in South Australia (2010-2020). Individualised Funding is part of the government’s commitment to improve the lives of people with disability, and aligns South Australia’s disability support framework with that of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The number of Individualised Funding participants will decrease as people transition to the NDIS.

Lead Agency

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion