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Disability SA - policies and guidelines

If you would like more information about the documents listed here, email us at disability.irs@sa.gov.au.

Compensable Clients with Disability policy

Compensable Clients with Disability policy

This policy describes the rationale and process for people with disability who may be receiving compensation, and who pay for support services from or funded by Disability SA and/or Disability and Domiciliary Care Services Divisions.

Direct health support

Direct health support

Direct health support

This policy is a framework for providing direct health support to people with disability, including those with complex health support needs..

This guideline is to be read in conjunction with the policy.

Eligibility for Disability Services and Programs sector-wide policy

Eligibility for Disability Services and Programs sector-wide policy

Eligibility for Disability Services and Programs Sector-Wide policy

This policy provides a framework to determine eligibility for disability services provided or funded by the Department of Human Services.

Family members as unpaid carers policy

Family members as unpaid carers policy

This policy clarifies the Government's position on the role of family members undertaking the care for relatives with disability as opposed to paid care workers, in response to applications received requesting payment to family members for the provision of care. The policy aims to protect the interests and rights of people with disability.

This policy precludes the employment of family members as attendants, except in exceptional circumstances.

Interstate funding portability

Interstate funding portability

This policy affirms our commitment to help people access disability services if and when they move interstate.

Person-Centred Practice and Human Rights

Person-Centred Practice and Human Rights

'Do With Not For' statement of intent

This statement is about disability services working to person-centred practice and rights-based delivery in South Australia.

Person-Centred Guide for the South Australian Disability Service Sector

This Guide was developed in conjunction with the Human Rights Guide for the South Australian Disability Sector. It recognises the importance of people living with disability realising and claiming their rights.

Human Rights Guide for the South Australian Disability Service Sector

The Human Rights Guide for the South Australian Disability Service Sector has been developed in recognition of the importance of people living with disability realising and claiming their human rights.

Safeguarding people with disability

Transportation of people with disability

Transportation of people with disability

Code of Practice for the Transportation of Clients for the South Australian Disability Service Sector 2017 replaces Disability Sector Code of Practice for the Transportation of Clients.

Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

The Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity is applicable to both adults and children with disability.

The Guide directs service providers to have policies, procedures and mechanisms in place to ensure a good life for people with disability by ensuring access to healthy and safe food and physical activity.

The Guide does not attempt to address the specific nutritional requirements or physical activity programs of individuals, rather it provides the framework for organisations and the people who work within them, to establish and maintain best practice in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (PDF 456.7 KB)
Guide for Promoting Good Lives through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (DOCX 134.4 KB)

Emergency After Hours Service Guidelines for Service Providers

From Saturday 21 July 2018, funded service providers will no longer be required to phone the After Hours Service to obtain permission for additional funding prior to the service being brokered after 5pm.

This will enable clients to quickly receive the support they need from their providers during a crisis.

Providers will be required to notify us the next working day, by emailing a completed Agency Request for Approval of After Hours Emergency Support Form (DOCX 64.8 KB) to DHSDisabilitySAInfo@sa.gov.au.

After Hours Emergency Support Guideline (PDF) (PDF 142.0 KB)

Agency Request for Approval of After Hours Emergency Support Form (Word) (DOCX 64.8 KB)

More information

A Worker's Guide to Safeguarding People with Disability from Abuse

This non-mandatory guide for workers in the disability sector was developed by the Abuse and Restrictive Practices Sub-Committee of the Australasian Disability Professionals - South Australian Chapter in 2013.

The Worker's Guide to Safeguarding People with Disability from Abuse (PDF 1.1 MB) was sponsored by Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID).

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05 Jul 2018
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