Welcome to the self-assessment tool
The self-assessment is a quick checklist to identify your strengths and weaknesses and help you decide where your efforts will make the most difference to the care you provide. It will also give you ideas!
STEP 1 - Answering yes or no/unsure
Each statement seeks a response from the LHD about recommended actions to build capability in health services for people with ID. The areas for action are categorised into nine domains. Don't be deterred by the number of actions. The self-assessment will enable choices about where to focus for a change at any point in time.
STEP 2 - Deciding where to make change
Analyse the types of responses under each domain. Decide whether you are going to focus on areas of strength or weakness and how these align with your disability inclusion action plan, and other identified areas, resources, priorities and strategic planning.
You might decide at this point in time to work on the key (high priority) action under each domain or you might decide to begin by concentrating on just one area for action (for example mental health) and identify three actions to implement in that area.
The actions have been prioritised using colour to assist with decision-making:
- Key (high priority)
- Second level of importance
- Third level of importance
STEP 3 - Using the listed resources to support implementation
Once you have decided where to focus your effort for change, whether it is to build on identified strength or weakness, the recommended supports and resources will be useful.
Some have been developed by the ID Health Network and others by our partners. Some are templates, pathways or tools and some are more general guidance. They are updated on a regular basis as new tools become available, and as the NDIS is rolled out across NSW.
In the process of building capability, you may develop your own tools, supports and resources or adapt those already available to meet local need.
What does my result from the self assessment look like and who can see it?
You can complete as many of the nine areas for action as you choose. You are emailed a result for each one and for each time you complete it. The score is for your benefit. ACI does not keep a record of results. You might use your score to help decide on where to concentrate your efforts. You might also use your results to track improvement and report against results in your Disability Action Plan or Standard 2 in ACHS accreditation.
The self assessment tool
To begin, please click an action area below you would like to focus on.
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