There can be distinct benefits in utilising funding by participating in some of the activities in shared support groups of two-three people, these include:
Shared arrangements are appropriate when the young people with disabilities have similar interests, and compatible personalities. Consideration is also given to the abilities of the young people when determining levels of support required, and the nature of the activities and involvement’s. CATS will assist families identify and establish shared arrangements, where appropriate and relevant, for those young people who decide to access the CATS service.
Shared arrangements require an understanding of the people involved that such arrangements may be vulnerable, lack long term sustainability as it may be affected by the individual’s ability and willingness to participate in the activity being shared, including the rapport and compatibility of those being supported.