The Lifetime Support Scheme is modelled actuarially on the New South Wales Lifetime Care and Support Authority, which commenced in 2006.
It is interesting to reflect on the projections we undertook before the start of the Scheme, which showed we could expect 45 participants each year or that someone will be seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident every 8.1 days.
The reality during our first year is closely in line with our forecasting, with accidents in 2014–15 sadly causing these very serious injuries approximately every 8.2 days.
Similarly, the mix of very serious injuries that have been sustained by our participants is also in line with estimates. The largest percentage, about two-thirds, have sustained brain injury, just over a quarter with spinal injuries and t
The Lifetime Support Authority now has a number of participants who we are working with on their recovery from motor vehicle accidents.
In this update I want to introduce you to our Service Planners who are working everyday with these participants, and to invite you to a ‘Celebration on the Square’ an event we are hosting with BINSA and PQSA for International Day of People with Disability.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who were able to attend our Scheme launch on 30 June. Later in this newsletter you will see we have a link to a video from the day.
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This article was featured in the November 2014 Edition of LSS News. The LSS Update is a quarterly enewsletter from Lois and the LSA team.