The Ministry of Health’s Disability Support Services (DSS) group has developed a four-year Strategic Plan for 2014 to 2018.
The plan sets out the vision for DSS – that disabled people and their families are supported to live the lives they choose – along with some guiding principles that informed the development of the plan.
Context for the plan’s development is outlined, including:
- the strategies and commitments that guided its development
- information on disability support in New Zealand
- demographic analysis.
It also includes an action plan for DSS.
One of the priority areas contained in the plan is the implementation of the Putting People First quality review.
The plan was developed with input and guidance from stakeholders to ensure it reflects a shared direction and commitment to the vision and related activities.