Self Management Services

Self Management Services

Tailored solutions for people who want to take more control of their supports

At Inclusion WA we believe that self-determination is a human right and that good support means building the capacity of people with disability and their families to take more control of their lives. 

We think that Self-Managing funding is a great option for people who want to take more control over their services and design the life they want for themselves. However, Self-Management also comes with a whole lot of responsibilities such as:

  • Claiming from NDIS (or Department of Communities if you are with WANDIS)
  • Hiring support staff – this means recruiting, interviewing, contracts and making sure you have things like police checks and any training requirements
  • Administration tasks such as keeping track of budgets, payroll, tax, super, insurance
  • Coordinating all services including who does what when and which goals you and your supports are working on
  • Reporting at the end of your plan

Some people have told us that they would find it difficult to go straight from agency managing to self managing their funding due to the extra requirements so we created Services for Self Managers with two clear objectives - to make self manament easier for people who choose to manage their own funding and to assist Self Managers to attract and retain the best possible staff.

Why Self Management Services?

Inclusion WA is committed to walking beside people who are interested in becoming more in control of their funding and services by supporting you to take on as much responsibility as you are ready for and then we take on anything you don’t want to or are unable to. 

We can help you learn how to recruit, induct and employ your own staff or we can do it for you. We work with you to help you identify the things you want to take responsibility for and the things that you want us to do on your behalf.

Examples:

  • Eunice has been a client of Inclusion WA for many years and is ready to take more control over her services so elects to self manage her funding. She chooses and coordinates her staff and service to start with and Inclusion WA will continue to pay payroll and the associated costs. Eunice can negotiate the price she pays per hour based on how much responsibility she takes on. Over the course of her plan, she meets with Inclusion WA periodically to learn how to take on more responsibility and control.
  • John has been self-managing his funds for the past two years but is now working 3 days a week and is struggling to keep on top of the administration of hiring staff. He engages Inclusion WA to do payroll and calculate leave, super and tax payments for him.
  • Sarah lives in a group home and her family looks after her finances. Sarah would like to move out of the group home and into a shared living arrangement but would require support in the mornings and the evening. Sarah’s family would like to self-manage her funding so that Sarah can choose her own staff who come into her house twice a day to assist her. Sarah’s family do not know where to start so they ask Inclusion WA to assist them to learn to use the portal, to recruit staff and to pay them. Sarah is also able to flexibly pay for therapy by non-registered NDIS providers and to negotiate pricing with them.
  • Fatima has tried several agencies and not found the right fit of a support staff. She met Jill through her peer-to-peer network and she would like to hire her, but she struggles to understand what her responsibilities would be if she was to self-manage her funding. She asks Inclusion WA to walk her through the process and to build her capacity to hire staff and understand her responsibilities.

If it sounds like Self Management Services might be something you would be interested in hearing more about or to discuss how this flexible service might work for you give us a call on 08 9201 8900 or email info@inclusionwa.org.au.