March’s Planning Café was all about making awesome service agreements. If the NDIS is to reach it's potential and deliver on its promises, people with disability and service providers have to find new ways to authentic partnerships with each other. People with disability must be in the driver's seat of our own service agreements and we need service providers to come along for the ride to work in partnership with us.
Service providers, people with disability and family members shared their thoughts and ideas on the essential ingredients of service agreements and how best to approach them. It was great to be able to come together in one space, and break down the usual “us and them” approach. Service agreements are all about conversation, negotiation, working together in a genuine partnership and we think we modelled this approach in our Planning Cafes this month. We also appreciated a representative from the NDIA joining us in Maitland.
Service agreements...the right ingredients
Make sure your service agreement includes:
Some more to think about...
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