Information for NASC
Welcome to Manawanui 's web resource for Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination Service agencies (NASC).
The relationship between Manawanui and NASC is a vital component in delivering a successful Individualised Funding to New Zealanders.
For further information on the arrangement itself, please visit our home page
The purpose of this site is to inform Service Co-ordinator's of the process for making a referral for Individualised Funding (IF) and informing Manawanui of changes to a current client's service.
This is an introduction to Manawanui’s IF Referral and Application process.
We strongly recommend that you download the referral form from this site as required rather than saving it to your computer hard-drive. This ensures you always have the most recent version.
Download the referral form HERE Referral Form
ABOUT THE REFERRAL FORM
The referral form has been designed to streamline the application process to IF. We hope that it will be a useful tool for you.
The form consists of 3 distinct sections:
Section 1 contains an introduction to IF, followed by some referral guidelines for NASC agencies;
Section 2 concerns the Ministry of Health's IF eligibility criteria;
Section 3 is the application itself, where information is collected on the individual, or their agent, and the details of their support package.
For those of you familiar with the previous referral form, the first thing you’ll notice is that this one is somewhat longer. But don’t panic, our intention is to provide you with all the information you’ll need in one place. Once you’ve familiarised yourself with it, you’ll find that some of the content is only there for your reference.
SECTION 1: GUIDELINES FOR NASC AGENCIES
There’s no guarantee of automatic entry to IF – acceptance will be determined by NASC agencies, and Manawanui. Nor is IF an additional or alternative service. In other words, IF should not be seen as a ‘last resort’ for cases where other support services have failed. To a degree, in the past, this approach has been taken; we now have enough experience to know that such an approach is self-defeating – if a person can’t supervise support staff, or they can’t accept the responsibility of managing a budget and the other obligations of an employer, the reality is IF probably won’t work for them.
NASC agencies are the first point of contact for people wanting the option of IF. This can be rewarding as you’re helping people resolve the incredible frustrations they’ve been facing, in some instances, for a lifetime. However, you’re also the people who deliver the bad news if people are ineligible for IF, and we know that can be difficult.
SECTION 2: ELIGIBILITY
Currently IF is available to a person:
SECTION 3: APPLICATION
The application section captures relevant contact details; defines the relationship, where it exists, between the Applicant and their Agent; and provides details from the Needs Assessment.
Please complete this section as fully as possible. Remember that Manawanui works closely with the applicant's representative or agent (if required) so we require accurate contact information for both parties.
Once you’ve completed a referral, simply follow the instructions on the form for emailing it to Manawanui. Please send the referral as an attachment rather than embedding it into the body of an email. We’ll make contact with the applicant and be in touch with you in due course.
If you need any assistance feel free to contact the office.
Thank you for your time.
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