OPA's one-year Supported Discussions project is about diversion from guardianship in appropriate matters. It is due to be completed by the end of June 2024.
OPA’s Supported Discussions project has three key components:
- Education sessions for workers from sectors that commonly make guardianship applications (NDIS support coordinators, hospital social workers and child protection workers). These education sessions will provide information about guardianship and will promote exploration of less restrictive options and strategies for supporting people with disability to navigate service systems. The voice of people with lived experience of disability will be at the heart of these sessions.
- The development of a short video targeted at workers and co-designed with people with disability which will explore similar themes.
- The piloting of a model to divert appropriate matters from guardianship to short-term advocacy (at least 20 matters).