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Presentations on Individualised Funding Including Respite | Auckland-wide: 15 Oct – 14 Nov 2013

Individualised Funding is a mechanism for using, and paying a support worker directly for, Ministry of Health funded Home & Community Support Services. Individualised Funding (IF) has been increasing in popularity in recent years. 

Soon, Respite will also be able to be managed under Individualised Funding giving families much more choice, control and flexibility in the type and duration of respite they receive for their loved one with a disability. This free seminar will cover the facts and process of Individualised Funding, including important information for families around the use of Respite under this mechanism. This seminar will be useful for any families considering switching to Individualised Funding and/or families currently using Individualised Funding and wishing to include their Respite allocation under this mechanism.

Seminar dates/venue information is below. Presented by Karen Smith of the Ministry of Health. Light refreshments available at the start of each seminar. Bookings essential, please contact Niharika on 636-0351 or niharika@pfrc.org.nz

Individualised Funding (IF) Including Respite

A presentation by Karen Smith, Ministry of Health
Hosted by Parent & Family Resource Centre

Central Auckland

  • Tuesday 15th October 12.30 – 2.30pm Daytime Seminar
  • Independent Living Service
  • 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak

South Auckland

  • Thursday 17th October 7pm – 9pm
  • Nathan Homestead
  • 70 Hill Road, Manurewa

North Auckland

  • Tuesday 22nd October 7 – 9pm
  • YES Disability Resource Centre
  • 3 William Laurie Place, Albany

West Auckland

  • Tuesday 12th November 7 – 9pm
  • Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Foundation
  • 2 Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson

East Auckland

  • Thursday 14th November 7 – 9pm
  • Eastgate Community Trust
  • 427 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga

RSVP is essential: Phone Niharika (09) 636-0351 or email her niharika@pfrc.org.nz

Who Should Attend: 

The Ministry of Health will soon be including access to Respite under Individualised Funding, creating new, flexible ways of taking a break. This seminar will explore the existing Individualised Funding option and the future of IF including Respite.

If you are a disabled person, parent or guardian of a disabled person, you might want more choice about how services will be delivered, when they will be delivered and who will provide your government funded support.

Individualised funding helps you;

  • Employ the support staff you want in your life – people who understand your culture, priorities, preferences and lifestyle choices.
  • Set your own timetable so support staff come and go as you want, so you can build stronger relationships and enjoy a better social life.
  • Source flexible Respite care that best benefits your family (short stay, overnight stay, in-home, in-facility, etc).
  • Identify new sources of support.
  • Take charge of who enters your life and reclaim your priorities.