VISION
A society where people with disabilities are enabled to participate as equal citizens and where our member organisations are recognised as leaders in the provision of successful efficient quality services to people with disabilities.

MISSION
Provide a strategic focus, cohesive voice, and excellent services so that people with disabilities can participate at all life stages as equal citizens in society.

 

The 4 key NFPA strategic areas identified through the strategic review are outlined here, along with tactics to be employed in achieving the strategies.

To achieve the Vision and Mission of the NFPA, the current strategies are:

STRATEGY 1: To be recognised as pioneers in answering the specific needs of people with disabilities through community based services.

STRATEGY 2: To utilise the flexibility, independence and autonomy of NFPBA member organisations to provide alternative models and structures for service delivery.

STRATEGY 3: To protect and sustain services based on the principles of person-centeredness and ensure continuous improvement based on appropriate measurement of outcomes and quality across all services nationally.

STRATEGY 4: To communicate messages of strategic importance to NFPBA members.


Strategy 1: To be recognised as pioneers in answering the specific needs of people with disabilities throughout community based services

 

• Tell the story and demonstrate evidence of the positive outcomes for people availing of NFPA members’ services and of the specialist skills and expertise within NFPA member organisations that have helped achieve these outcomes.

• To continue to respond in innovative ways to the changing needs of people using members’ services or those who now need to use members’ services.

• To influence policy implementation to ensure that the people with disabilities can live safely and independently in the community in a setting of their choosing.

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Strategy 2: To utilise the flexibility, independence and autonomy of NFPBA member organisations to provide alternative models and structures for service delivery

 

• To provide a solution-based approach to working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, especially where those solutions improve the services available to people with disabilities and/or assist them to participate.

• To define the advantages and opportunities of various funding models and structures (including new approaches).

• To identify areas where NFPA members could jointly provide services that benefit people with disabilities e.g. shared on call and jointly work together on a specific project relating to frontline service delivery e.g. Assistive Technology.

• To create business partnerships with external organisations to access knowledge and/or funding.

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Strategy 3: To protect and sustain services based on the principles of person-centeredness and ensure continuous improvement based on appropriate measurement of outcomes and quality across all services nationally

 

• Share learning across member organisations in relation to responding to individual need.

• Work to ensure that future funding models allow organisations to provide individual responses to service requirements for current and future services users.

• Identify the areas where service planning across geographical boundaries can bring benefit to service users, the organisation and funders.

• Identify areas where NFPA should take a lead role within the sector and what Board member should lead in each area.

• Continue to work together on quality related issues.

• Consider working together on risk management systems and procedures.

• Share good practice in relation to information management systems.

• Establish baseline standards in key performance areas.

• Investigate appropriate measurement systems (e.g. Social Return on Investment) that will capture relevant data to assist funders and members organisations in their planning and development.

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Strategy 4: To communicate messages of strategic importance to NFPA members

 

• Agree key strategic messages at a national level e.g. standards of governance; planning for complex, changing and unpredictable needs; relationship management; community inclusion; funding and national service provision; value for money; business/social enterprise; equal opportunities through learning, employment and inclusion etc.

• Agree to support people with disabilities and mental health conditions, through the services provided by NFPA members, to improve their levels of independence, community participation and to progress on a pathway to employment or further education etc.

• Carry out an in-depth stakeholder analysis.

• Define appropriate communications channels.

• Create a communications plan.

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