is a new approach to family support and service delivery
developed by families for families following extensive research
on best practice overseas and in
It is enables families and individuals to have more say and more
control over funding and services.
aims to create solutions for
families in four areas:
management of support/care packages
and accommodation options
models and innovations
and training supports and initiatives
focus is on pooling the ideas of families to come up with
new initiatives and trying to implement these as directly as
possible, cutting out the middle men.
in Partnership is a membership-based model. Membership costs
per year and entitles families to participate in the network.
in receipt of support packages (HomeFirst, Support and
Choice, Futures for Young Adults, ABI packages) may
transfer management of these packages to Families in
Partnership in order to exercise greater control over their
money, with lower administration fees (FIP works with an
authorised broker and fund-holder).
have developed three Support Options for families in the
management of support/care packages:
transferring their support packages to FIP receive:
and training on choosing and setting up their Support
telephone and online support as required when issues or problems
approved funds manager
administrator to employ staff