Enabling Good Lives
Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is an exciting new approach to supporting people with disabilities. Currently it is only available to school leavers who have received ongoing resources (ORS) funding while at school. It has been trialled for almost 10 years, starting in Christchurch, Waikato and now in the Manawatu.
EGL is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choices and control over the supports they receive, so that they can plan for the lives they want.
Enabling Good Lives Principles from Website
Achieving our future vision for disability supports is complex and will take time. There will be many details to work through. A principles-based approach will ensure we stay on track to progress the vision. We will use the principles in the Enabling Good Lives report to help guide decisions on the changes.
The principles are:
Disabled people are in control of their lives.
Invest early in families and whānau to support them; to be aspirational for their disabled child, build community and natural supports; and to support disabled children to be come independent rather than waiting for a crisis before support is available.
Disabled people are supported to live an everyday life in everyday places; and are regarding as citizens with opportunities for learning, employment, having a home and family, and social participation – like others at similar stages of life.
Disabled people are supported to access mainstream services before specialist disability services.
The abilities and contributions of disabled people and their families are recognised and respected.
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Disabled people have supports that are simple to use and flexible.
Supports, builds and strengthens relationships between disabled people, their whānau and community.
For more information on Enabling Good Lives visit: https://www.enablinggoodlives.co.nz
True independent community living requires skills, adaptations and support. Therapy Professionals Ltd’s therapists can help people gain skills and adapt their environments so they can be as independent as possible.
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