Thank you for your interest in Lifewise’s support for Individualised Funding! When we meet with you at the start, we will talk you through how to use Individualised Funding (IF).
We want to keep it as simple as possible for you, so depending on how you choose to use IF you may not need all of the information in this booklet.
Click on this link to read or download a copy of our introduction booklet. It has all the information you need to get started and may be useful to refer back to in the future.
Please feel free to call us if you want to talk more about IF and how we can support you to make the most of your funding – Natalie 09 632 6563 or Michelle 09 623 6569.
What is INDIVIDUALISED FUNDING?
Individualised Funding (I.F.) is designed to enable you manage the specific support you need.
If you’re living with a disability and have I.F. from the Ministry of Health, Lifewise Homecare Services can work with you to establish the individually tailored support you require, including a choice of support worker as well as days and times suitable to your lifestyle.
You can have full control of all aspects of recruitment, employment and payment of your support worker or we can do some or all of this for you. We can provide support and coaching on all aspects of Individualised Funding.
We will maintain records of the support provided to you, monitor the quality of service delivery and complete the required reporting to the Ministry of Health.
You can also access our existing home based support services such as personal care, home support, buddying and community involvement as well as parenting courses. If you do not qualify for funded support, you can choose to access these services as a private client.
For further information please call Michelle, Operational Support Manager, on 09 623 6569 or email MichelleS@lifewise.org.nz.
This online toolkit has been designed to help you manage your Ministry of Health Individualised Funding.
Here you can download resources that will help you hire, manage and pay your support worker.
We’ve included a wide range of extra resources as well as infomation about upcoming events and links you may find useful.
For additional assistance, please contact Lifewise Homecare on (09) 623 7631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have suggestions for other resources you’d like added to the toolkit please get in touch with us; we’re always happy to hear from you.