Disability services in Victoria are based on a self-directed approach, which aims to make sure that services focus on an individual's needs, aspirations and the life choices they make.
Self-directed support gives individuals and their families a greater voice – recognising that they know what will best meet their support needs.
Self-directed support has 3 components
- Self-directed planning – planning that is directed by the person (or is family-centred for children)
- Self-directed funding – funding that is tied to the person and is portable
- Self-directed support – supports that are flexible and tailored to individual needs.
Example of self-directed support
Supporting decision-making guide
The Supporting decision-making guide has been developed for use by disability service providers and their staff. For more information, see Related resources.
A quick reference summary of the Supporting decision making guide has also been developed for use by individual staff, see Related resources.
Our services website has more information, see Making a decision and getting help if you need it.
You can also contact your local departmental program and service advisor for more information.