A new report from the Victorian Auditor-General on Individualised Funding for Disability Services has been tabled in Parliament.
The report involved extensive consultation with the Department of Human Services (DHS) staff, people with a disability, their families and carers, disability service providers, peak bodies and advocacy groups.
One of the key findings of the consultation was that people with a disability, families and carers did not understand how to access and use an individual support package.
“Improvements have already been made with the development of new information sheets explaining step-by-step the Disability Support Register process and new simplified application form,” said Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge
“We will use the findings of this report to continue to identify opportunities to improve services that provide greater choice and control to people with a disability as we work towards the introduction of an NDIS,” Ms Wooldridge said.
“The Victorian Government will continue to work in close partnership with all stakeholders, including people with a disability, their families and carers, to further improve Victoria’s disability support system.”