Support Planning

ASSESSMENTS AUSTRALIA AND SUPPORT PLANNING

Privately supporting Government agencies, NGOs and Individuals.

Australia’s only private organisation with individual support planning capabilities

Assessment’s Australia offers scalable support planning services on an individual or program-wide basis. Assessments Australia delivers large scale support planning projects facilitating the goals and aspirations of individuals, including Assessments Australia’s three year pilot project for people with Younger Onset Dementia.
 

Individual budgets for individual projects

Assessments Australia has unique experience in this emergent area of human services with two large projects: NSW Ageing Disability and Homecare’s Community Support program and the Younger Onset Dementia program. Assessments Australia develops individualised funding options from a person-centered approach that recognises the person’s individual needs, creating a ground-up budget or allocating a predetermined budget to specific needs.
 
Proven support for people with Younger Onset Dementia

Assessments Australia was awarded a tender by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) in 2013 to deliver a 3 year pilot project, in partnership with the University of NSW (UNSW) Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC).
 
Younger Onset Dementia takes many forms and is a life changing diagnosis for the person, their family and their carers. Assessments Australia provides a Support Planning function to program participants with Younger Onset Dementia and their carers, and works with them to develop articulated goals and aspirations, as well as the fully costed plan to help achieve them.
 
Younger Onset Dementia project details

  • Development of assessment and screening protocols
  • Participant recruitment
  • Centralised intake and screening
  • Provision of appropriate referral information
  • Participant and assessor appointment coordination
  • Functional needs assessment by trained assessors
  • Individually tailored Support Plan development
  • Personal budget creation to outline Support Plan costs
  • Individualised funding options provide for the purchase of services outlined in the Support Plan

 
To support these activities Assessments Australia has developed:

  • OMS (our proprietary online management system)
  • Intake process to guide potential participants through the program
  • Assessment tool protocols
  • Support plan and personal budget templates
  • Information communication platforms for participants and broader Younger Onset Dementia sector

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