Territory Stories

Northern Territory disability service standards

Details:

Title

Northern Territory disability service standards

Creator

Northern Territory. Territory Health Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

1999

Abstract

The Northern Territory Disability Service Standards are based on the National (Commonwealth) Disability Service Standards. Being able to build on existing standards helps to maintain continuity and consistency, however, the current standards development process has focussed on issues particularly pertinent to the Northern Territory.These include standards promoting cultural and family relationships and appropriate support and training for support workers and volunteers.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Language

English

Subject

Disabilities; Delivery of service; Best practice

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Format

39 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

0724533672

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Related links

http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/10137/82 [Department of Health]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/832227

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/832233

Page content

37 G e t t i n g t h e m o s t o u t o f l i f e . . . N o r t h e r n Te r r i t o r y D I S A B I L I T Y S E R V I C E S T A N D A R D S The agencys written # procedures for asset purchase, recording and maintenance ensure that consumers needs and preferences are paramount. The agency conducts annual asset stocktakes. Examples of Poor Practice The insurance policy does not cover all eventualities. People who suffer a loss are discouraged from claiming for recompense. The agency is not aware of the impact of negligent behaviour on insurance cover. Accessibility The agency will follow best practice procedures concerning the accessibility of all buildings, vehicles and equipment. Supporting Practices The agency develops and implements written # policies and procedures to ensure that all buildings, vehicles and equipment meet accessibility guidelines outlined in relevant building codes and the principal of Universal Design. Access policies and procedures are developed in collaboration with consumers, relevant members of their support networks and appropriate allied health, design and building professionals. Policies and procedures are reviewed at least annually. Examples of Poor Practice Ramps and doorways do not meet regulation standards for wheelchair accessibility. Maintenance works depend on the goodwill and availability of volunteers. Alternative venues are not inspected prior to their use for an activity.8.5