Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

The intrinsic limitations of paid support

In this presentation, John Armstrong poses the question, "Are there any drawbacks that come with people when they're paid to provide a service?"

There were times in history when there was no paid services. People were supported by their families and by their communities.

Now that paid services are the norm and funding is the focus of many families and organisations, it’s helpful to explore whether there are any limitations.

In this presentation, Senior SRV trainer John Armstrong takes us through an exploration of paid services.

Resources from John’s presentation

Meet John Armstrong

John armstrong speaking into microphone while presenting on stageJohn Armstrong has worked with people and families of people with a disability for over 40 years. He has worked as a trainer and consultant across many settings with individuals, families and agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand.

John is one of only two Senior Trainers of SRV (Social Role Valorisation) in Australia. He has presented on the topic of SRV in many international forums. He contributed two chapters of the recently published book Ageing and the Good Things of Life: The Application of Social Role Valorization to Supporting People as They Age.