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EDUCATION

     
      We want to hear from individuals and families around Australia who are currently
      in receipt of disability funding in schools (funding for teacher aides), and
      disability training funding (usually in the TAFE sector or equivalent).

      Disability funding in schools (teacher aides)
    
    
We believes that funding for aides that is tagged to individual students
      can and should be held in a Personal Budget, under family direction, for allocation to
      supports to meet the individual needs of each student.

      We do not think this funding should be paid to schools or directed by schools in
      its use.
     
      Families should be able to complement this funding with their own money, and
      from their child's Personal Budget, select and appoint the aide or support staff of
      their choice.

      Our strategy is to link up families around Australia who are in this situation, and
      one by one, school by school, region by region, engage with principals, education
      departments, politicians and Ministers, until they give in and give families what is
      their right - to be in control of funding allocated for the benefit of their child.

      It is all about numbers, and getting organised.

      We would like to hear from families, teachers, principals, and policy makers who
      want to work collaboratively and systematically to make this happen.
     
      CLICK HERE to express your interest in this project.


      Disability funding in post-school training (TAFE sector or
     equivalent)

      We also believes that funding for post-school training that is tagged to
      individual students can and should be held in a Personal Budget, under individual or
      family direction, for allocation to supports to meet the individual training needs of
      each student.

      We do not think this funding should be paid to TAFE colleges or other institutions
      or directed by them.
   
      In Victoria, this program of funding is called Futures for Young Adults. Its
      recipients and their families never see the money - it is paid directly to TAFE or
      other institutions.

      We
would like to hear from families, students, teachers, trainers and
      policy makers who want to work collaboratively to change this system.

     
     
CLICK HERE to express your interest in this project.   

 

Further information

Vern Hughes 
0425 722 890
vern@partnerships.org.au

 
    

 

  OUR KEY AREASO

DISABILITY, AGED CARE , MENTAL HEALTH
Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets
EDUCATION
Student-Centred Learning and Personal Budgets
HEALTH
Consumer-Centred Health Care and Personal Budgets
CONSUMER
MARKET POWER

Brokering Consumer Power in Utilities, Telecommunications

  DIARY

Three Days in October 2012
An Individual Budget for Every Service User
Monday 22 October
Medicare Locals, Innovation and Consumer-Centred Care
Tuesday 23 October
Natural Care and Belonging: A Think Tank
Wednesday 24 October
CLICK HERE for details.

NEWS
Making It Personal
This Demos Report from the UK on Persona Budgets and Self-Directed Supports provides an excellent overview of the In Control agenda CLICK HERE.
PROJECTS
A Personal Information Record for Every
Australian

Every person who has used services in social support, education and health care knows we need a consolidated personal information record.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Individual Learning Plans
Individualised learning should be a right for all children. CLICK HERE for more information.

Family Income Management Plans
Indigenous communities are not the only ones where Family Income Management Plans can make a difference. CLICK HERE for more information.

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