The Shared Management Model refers to the agreed sharing of funding and service management responsibilities between a person with disability and/or their family and a disability sector organisation. People can choose from a variety of responsibilities according to their preferences and capacity. This can include:
- staff recruitment
- staff training
- staff supervision
- employment of staff
- self-managing funding and payment of staff and other supports as appropriate.
A Shared Management Agreement is developed between the individual and/or family and the organisation. This outlines and documents who will be responsible for each activity. Organisations provide individuals with information and support that reflects their needs and ability to undertake various responsibilities.
Shared management promotes and supports the principles of self-directed supports and services by enabling people to have the level of control they wish over their supports and services.