Framework for Early Intervention and Prevention, Lifelong Planning, and Increasing Independence and Social Participation Strategies
Under the NDA, all Governments agreed to concentrate initial efforts on ten identified priority areas to underpin the policy directions and achieve reforms in the disability service system. This Framework provides a conceptual structure to assist jurisdictions in addressing priority (f): Early Intervention and Prevention, Lifelong Planning and Increasing Independence and Social Participation Strategies.
The NDA commits jurisdictions to develop an Early Intervention and Prevention Framework to:
increase Governments’ ability to be effective with early intervention and prevention strategies and to ensure clients receive the most appropriate and timely support by mid July 2011.
The Framework provides an overarching structure for services provided by State and Territory Governments. It is a foundation for coordinated, collaborative action and a platform for establishing common definitions, principles and strategies to guide the disability service system.
The Framework aims to focus the system on:
- preventing problems from escalating, to limit their impact, and to improve the transition of people with disability through life stages.
- supporting people with disability and their carers and responding appropriately to individual needs through a lifelong, person centred focus that will anticipate future needs and major life transition points across the care continuum.
- improving the resilience, skills and opportunities of people with disability and their carers to effectively respond to impact of disability and to participate in social, economic and community activities; and
- improving collaborative approaches to early intervention and prevention across service systems and inclusion of people with disability in mainstream supports and activities.