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 is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.

Target:

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

As at 30 June 2015, 242 clients had, or were, in the process of finalising their support requirements with the expectation of being able to manage their own arrangements during 2015-16. This result exceeds the target of having 150 people managing their own arrangements by 2016.

In 2010-11 (the baseline year), 50 people with disability were working towards self-managed funding.

Self-managed funding is an approach used to enable people with disabilities to have control and choice about the supports they receive. 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 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). This recommendation states that individualised funding must be made available to all clients of government disability services by 2017, in line with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

Lead Agency

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion