Chapter 7 Creating an individualised foundation for genuine community inclusion: evidence from Western Australian microboards
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The Australian landscape for people with disability and their families is being altered by the decision to nationalise disability funding and the social and human rights focus of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons. Decisions are being made with, not for, people with disability as the new system seeks to increase the capabilities of and provide individualised support for them. One of the ways this is happening is via a microboard, a group of people who form an incorporated entity and commit to being part of an individual's life to enable them to make more choices and explore broader horizons. This research captured the key factors that supported five Western Australian (WA) microboards, based on the Community Capitals Framework. Despite their individualised nature, all five WA microboards displayed social, political, cultural and human capitals, in-line with existent literature. A microboard model, the first of its kind, has been created to illustrate the roles and relationships of the key microboard elements.

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