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NATIONAL EVENTS  

An Individual Budget for Every Service User
Organising Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets


Monday 22 October 2012
   

Medicare Locals, Innovation and Consumer-Centred Care Making Local Innovation Happen

Tuesday 23 October 2012   

Natural Care and Belonging: A Think Tank
Thinking Beyond Formal Institutions and Professionalised Care


Wednesday 24 October 2012
    
 


Three Days in October

This is a series of three events over three consecutive days. Participants may attend one, two, or three events as they wish. Each event is a stand alone conference.

Angliss Conference Centre
Melbourne

An Individual Budget for Every Service User
Medicare Locals, Innovation and Consumer-Centred Care
Natural Care and Belonging: A Think Tank


An Individual Budget for Every Service User
Organising Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets


Monday 22 October 2012
   

This conference will explore strategies for organising individual budgets in aged care, chronic and mental illness, disability, special education, employment services and vocational education.  and developing the tools, systems, infrastructure, peer and professional supports needed.

The conference is strategic in its purpose and scope, and aims to develop practical initiatives for implementation. It is designed to make things happen. You are warmly invited to attend.

It is conducted by the National Steering Group on Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets. The Steering Group aims to generate a broad movement for transformational change in the way support and care is undertaken in aged care, chronic and mental illness, disability, special education, employment services and vocational education.

Its brief is to develop tools, systems, infrastructure, peer and professional supports for large numbers of Australians in exercising self-direction in their personal and social supports. The key requirement for the exercise of self-direction is the introduction of an individual budget for every service user, in which the allocation of spending is under the direction of each person and/or their family.

The conference is strategic in its purpose and scope, and aims to develop practical initiatives for implementation. It is designed to make things happen. You are warmly invited to attend.

CLICK HERE to register

CLICK HERE for the program.

CLICK HERE to read the Strategy Paper for 2012 and 2013 for the National Steering Group on Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets.

CLICK HERE for information on the National Steering Group on Self-Directed Services and Personal Budgets.


Medicare Locals, Innovation and Consumer-Centred Care Making Local Innovation Happen

Tuesday 23 October 2012   

The Commonwealth has created 61 regional Medicare Local organisations to incubate and resource local innovations to overcome health system fragmentation and integrate the consumer experience of care. Whether Medicare Locals can succeed in this role will depend on whether consumers, carers, and their support professionals can come together in creative ways to develop innovations which tackle the systemic fragmentation in health care. For twenty years, Divisions of General Practice (the predecessors to Medicare Locals) were not able to develop such innovations, even though they were assigned a similar brief.

This event aims to explore consumer-centred innovations for Medicare Locals to take up, with a focus on aged care, chronic illness and mental health. Our aim is to assist those Medicare Locals that are serious about innovation to trial and implement initiatives that enhance the consumer experience of care.

We are particularly interested in innovations in four areas, with a shift in several of the key elements in the health system information, care management, and resources towards consumer authority and direction.

  • Local input and design in Person-Controlled Electronic Health Records
  • Consumer-Directed Care Coordination and Brokerage Packages for every consumer with a chronic and mental illness
  • Person-Controlled Health Management Tools to enable self-management and consumer-centred coordination of care
  • Local input and design in Access to Comparative Health Care Price and Safety Information

A map of the 61 Medicare Locals and their boundaries is available here.

This conference is strategic in its purpose and scope. It aims to develop practical initiatives for implementation. It is designed to make things happen. You are warmly invited to attend.

The National Campaign for Consumer-Centred Health Care will incorporate the outcomes of this conference into its ongoing campaign for transformational change in health care policy and practice towards consumer-centred health care.

CLICK HERE to read the Strategy Paper for 2012 and 2013 for the National Campaign for Consumer-Centred Health Care.

CLICK HERE for information on the Campaign.

CLICK HERE for the program.

CLICK HERE to register
 


Natural Care and Belonging: A Think Tank
Thinking Beyond Formal Institutions and Professionalised Care


Wednesday 24 October 2012
 

This event is a think-tank on Natural Care and Belonging as a societal priority and how it can be strengthened in association with formal institutions and professionalised care.

Natural Care and Belonging refers to the supports, connections and relationships we develop freely with family members, friends, neighbours and workmates in
taking care of our children and people with health challenges, chronic illness, disability or mental illness, people down on their luck, people in crisis or the victim of a catastrophe, and people who are ageing and infirm. Natural care is the backbone of everyday life. Belonging is the glue that binds us together.

Yet natural care is under stress (80% of care comes from family, friends, neighbours and networks) but is unsupported and unrecognised as a societal priority.

Belonging is under threat families are increasingly scattered and work long hours. Loneliness and social isolation are increasing and cannot be fixed by formal services and systems.

This think-tank event will explore ways and means of making
Natural Care and Belonging a societal priority, developing innovations that strengthen them, and building strategies for redesigning public services and priorities to support them.

Joint work around Natural Care and Belonging is being developed by Al Etmanksi of PLAN, Canada [pictured, right] and Vern Hughes of the Centre for Civil Society, Australia. This think-tank will be conducted by Vern Hughes, drawing on perspectives and programmatic ideas from this joint work with a view to developing an ongoing agenda for the strengthening of Natural Care and Belonging.

CLICK HERE for the program.

CLICK HERE to register
 


Venue

The Angliss Conference Centre is located in the Melbourne CBD, on the corner of LaTrobe and King Streets, on the fifth floor.

It is close to train and tram services. Flagstaff railway station is one block away in LaTrobe St, and Southern Cross station is three blocks away in Spencer St. Trams 23, 24, 30, 34, and City Circle run along LaTrobe Street.

There are numerous accommodation options close by, to suit all budgets.

Start and Finish Times

All events begin at 9.15am, finishing at 5.00pm.

      Who Should Attend?

The conference is open to citizens, users of services, policy thinkers and planners,   government officials, service delivery organisations, and researchers who have a serious interest in the personalisation of public services and social change.

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to register
 

Registration Fees (Cost includes GST)
  TYPE OF PARTICIPANT  One
day
Two
days
Three
days 

  Individuals and users of services (self-funded, not paid for by their employer) $55 $88 $110

  Groups (self-help, advocacy, community) $132 $253 $286

  Service providers, practitioners $220 $440 $550

  Academics, researchers $220 $440 $550

  Commercial (trainers, consultants, planners) $220 $440 $550

  Government $330 $660 $770


Registration

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Further information

Vern Hughes
03 5629 8400 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Social Enterprise Partnerships 2012