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Optimising self-directed funding for the long-term disabled: briefing document

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There are limited studies of the feasibility and impact of self-directed funding for people in the compensable sector with catastrophic injuries. Qualitative studies using interviews or questionnaires reveal that, generally, people with long-term disabilities recognise that self-directed funding should be one option among the range of options for receiving necessary support services; however, there is variability in the stated willingness to take on self-directed funding themselves. A lack of awareness of what is involved in self-directed funding and how it can be managed has been reported. In addition, it has been suggested that not all people have the skills, education or experience to manage self-directed funding, hence training and information sessions that are understandable and comprehensive are likely to be necessary in order to encourage uptake.

This NTRI Forum aims to consider the factors which influence the uptake of self-directed funding by the long-term disabled.

To view the National Trauma Research Institute Report article "Optimising self-directed funding for the long-term disabled: briefing document"


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