The DHS Victoria, DSR restrictive practice culture outlined by a senior DHS manager…….
“This is a response to your client’s request to relocate from a DHS group home, to a group home managed by a Community Service Organisation (CSO).
You are advised that all requests for resource allocation from DHS, Disability Services. are registered on the Disability Support Register (DSR), and are subject to departmental guidelines.
The assessment of suitability of placement for individuals registered on the DSR for group homes are based on a number of factors including priority of access, compatibility with current residents and matching of the person's individual needs with level of support provided. These factors are applied when considering vacancies for both DHS and CSO managed group homes”.
The client in question has been on the DSR for four years! And this is a re-location, not an initial placement. So cost is not a factor!