The Department of Human Services is determined to stay in business, despite all services are intended to be under federal control and standards. Rather than just provide funding to the NDIA, they are providing their services as part of the state's contribution to the NDIS under an 'in kind' arangement.
With their feet now firmly under the NDIS table in the Barwon region, they clearly intend to become a service provider of choice within the NDIS, across the state. Naturally, they will have HACSU support to continue to provide services with a significant disconnect between service intent and service delivery - as a direct result of the failure of all levels of their public service management, above house supervisor, to ensure there is no disconnect between service intent and service delivery.
Existing DHS services being provided to the NDIA under this ‘in-kind’ arrangement are:
- Disability Supported accommodation, Facility based respite and residential institution
- Department of Human Services provided disability complex case management
- Department of Human Services provided disability Behaviour Intervention Services
- Building inclusive communities
- Statewide services (including Aids and Equipment)
- Quality, safeguards, risk and contract management
- Home and community care for people under 65 years (part)
- Multi-Purpose Taxi Program