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Evaluation of the expansion of the self managed model in the community participation program

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This paper evaluates the 2009 expansion of the Self

Managed Model (SMM) of the Community Participation Program. The evaluation

explored any issues in the roll-out of the initiative, and compared service users’ and

families’ satisfaction with the model to that in April 2009 (when an evaluation of the

pilot was undertaken).y after leaving school,

and so had not experienced other service models. Most service users and

their families were satisfied with the support provided under the SMM and felt that

it was meeting their needs. Families particularly felt that they had more control

within the SMM, and this was leading to a sense of empowerment. Being able to

use siblings, extended family and friends to support the service user’s needs was

felt to be having a positive impact on family relationships. Service providers believe it could lead to positive

outcomes for many of their service users. Some service providers felt that more

could be done to increase the take-up.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Ageing, Disability and Home Care NSW Department of Human Services commissioned paper

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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