Monday, 16 January 2012

Supported Living Fund: expressions of interest now open

In addition to the expansion of the Independent Living Support Initiative in the previous post, NSW Ageing, Disability and Home Care is beginning to 'roll out' the Supported Living Fund packages promised in Stronger Together 2. Expressions of interest are now open. Information and contact details are available from the ADHC website, and the expression of interest form can be downloaded:
The Supported Living Fund is an initiative that aims to provide people with a disability, their families and carers greater opportunity to create a good life, and build person centred and sustainable living arrangements. The focus is on giving people with a disability, their families and carers a truly flexible and individualised option in the planning of ongoing living supports.
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) through Stronger Together Two, commits a total of 300 Supported Living Fund packages across NSW (100 each in 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14), totalling $60 million  over five years.
The opportunity to formally register an interest in accessing a Supported Living Fund package is now open. People with a disability who are planning or considering moving to a supported living arrangement are encouraged to register with ADHC.

Please note that Expressions of Interest for this intake round will close on Friday the 27th January, 2012. Note, there will be further rounds later in 2012, and also in 2013.
... Click here to read more and to access links to further information and the Expression of Interest form. 
Family Advocacy took the lead in campaigning for the implementation of a Supported Living Fund in NSW.  Their Supported Living website provides excellent information on the concept and its realisation for individual people.

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