Strengthening HACC-PYP in 2019-20
In Victoria, there are significant reforms taking place across aged care and the disability sector which are affecting how the Program is being delivered, particularly the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
During this period of reform, providers are encouraged to strengthen referral pathways and consider opportunities to renegotiate service mix, targets and funding to better meet the needs of clients not eligible for NDIS. Flexible and innovative ways of delivering HACC-PYP services is encouraged within Program expectations, outlined in the HACC-PYP Service Improvements Fact Sheet 2019 – 20.
The department will seek feedback from providers during 2019-20 about how they have adapted and strengthened HACC-PYP services following the roll out of the NDIS. Examples of innovation and good practice will inform the ongoing detailed design for a future community care service.
Further information and dates on HACC-PYP close-out after NDIS implementation can be found in the HACC-PYP Close-out fact sheet .
This advice is an addendum to the Victorian HACC Program Manual and to the HACC-PYP fact sheet January 2019.