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Partnerships with Agencies providing Support to People with Difficult Behaviour

This service is provided to agencies who wish to shift their style of service provision from a traditional approach (for example, group homes, Adult Day Programs) to one which is person-centred.  

This means enabling people with a history of problem behaviour to live as citizens in their own homes in the way they want, where they engage in meaningful activities through the day that will mostly be work or educational activities.

For accommodation support services this will involve moving towards supported living.

Supported living involves a shift away from group homes where people lived together on the basis of their disability and level of support needs, and where housing and support came together as a package (Kinsella, 2001).  

John O’Brien eloquently defined supported living as an arrangement where “A person with a disability who requires long term, publicly funded, organised assistance, allies with an agency whose role is to arrange or provide whatever assistance is necessary for the person to live in a decent and secure home of the person’s own (O’Brien, 1993)”

For traditional Day Services the transformation would be one where individuals are supported as they pursue their chosen vocations. 

This service will include partnering the agency through every stage of the process (service design, recruitment, professional development, program design, management processes and systems, development of Person-Centred and Positive Behaviour Support plans and support practices).