MidCentral Repeat Survey and Flexible Disability Supports study published
Whaikaha is pleased to announce the publication of two key studies completed prior to the move from Ministry of Health: The MidCentral Repeat Survey 2021 and the Flexible Disability Supports (FDS) study.
Both studies were commissioned by the Ministry of Health and conducted by Standards and Monitoring Services (SAMS).
MidCentral Repeat Survey
The MidCentral Repeat Survey was completed in June 2021 and was a repeat of the 2018 Baseline Survey, external URL conducted prior to the establishment of Mana Whaikaha. The surveys compare the experiences of disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau before and after the MidCentral region began trialing the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) approach external URL to disability supports in 2018 through Mana Whaikaha.
The EGL approach is designed to ensure disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau have choice and control over their lives and supports.
The full report and key messages documents outline several positive results and areas for improvement, these documents can be found on our MidCentral Repeat Survey and Flexible Disability Supports external URL webpage.
Flexible Disability Supports (FDS) study
The FDS study looked at the situation of 12 disabled people and their whānau from Christchurch and MidCentral who use an FDS contract.
FDS is a type of contract available to some people for disability support. It is currently available to people accessing EGL in Christchurch and MidCentral. FDS contracts enable disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau to use their personal budget in a contracted partnership with a chosen provider.
Like the repeat survey there are positive results and areas for improvement which are being considered by Whaikaha. Key messages from this study are found on our MidCentral Repeat Survey and Flexible Disability Supports external URL webpage
Whaikaha is pleased with the progress made and hopes that these studies will increase confidence in the Enabling Good Lives approach. Future studies will continue to be published on Whaikaha.
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