Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets
A major field for social innovation is the development of self-directed services and personal budgets in aged care, chronic and mental illness, disability, special education and vocational training, and other areas of intensive personal and social support for individuals and families.
We are interested in hearing from people who want to exercise self-direction and self-managemetn in these areas, on behalf of themselves or their loved ones.
A National Steering Group to coordinate this work was commissioned at The Self-Management Conference in Melbourne on 2-3 May 2011.
Its brief is to develop tools, systems, infrastructure, peer and professional supports for large numbers of Australians in exercising self-management in their personal and social supports.