LISA... is a parent support and lobby group, for parents and families with a family member having an intellectual or multiple disability, and living in a supported accommodation group home in the State of Victoria, Australia.
Survey for individuals with an individual Support Package (ISP), and their Family and Carers
You are invited to complete a survey for individuals with an Individual Support Package (ISP) and their family and carers.
This survey is part of the Evaluation of the Transition to Self-directed Approaches for People with a Disability in Victoria that Dyson Consulting Group is doing on behalf of the Department of Human Services.
This evaluation includes a review of the experiences and outcomes of individuals with an ISP and their family and carers.
The purpose of the survey is to hear your views about your experiences with ISPs, the benefits, outcomes and challenges with having an ISP and how they can be improved.
LISA Comment:It has for ever been almost impossible to make block funded service providers accountable, especially government direct services.
Realising this, the Productivity Commission opted to put the consumer in the driver’s seat by placing the funding in the consumer’s pocket as an ISP. The consumer in control is fine for most services in life, as there is adequate competition.
And changing service providers is generally not as daunting as it can be for a person with a disability and/or their family shopping around.