Ageing with Disability

Using Financial Mechanisms to Facilitate Intersectoral Collaboration

Authored by: David McDaid , A-La Park

Handbook on Ageing with Disability

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138611498
eBook ISBN: 9780429465352
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429465352-33

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Abstract

Governmental and non-governmental organisations working in the ageing and disability sectors operate, for the most part, in isolated and segmented ‘fiefdoms’. Intersectoral activity between such ‘fiefdoms’ is often resisted because it can be perceived as a threat to autonomy. As such, some opportunities to improve ageing with disability are lost. This chapter considers whether a more consensual approach, which would involve the ageing and disability spheres lowering their respective drawbridges, may be more productive in providing better services and supports for people ageing with disability. The chapter argues that financial mechanisms should be more widely used to stimulate meaningful collaboration between sectors because collaboration across sectors and agencies is of critical importance. More specifically it outlines some innovative practices on the use of some financing mechanisms to stimulate intersectoral collaboration and suggests that these could be used to ensure that the right platforms are in place to allow services to better collaborate in supporting people ageing with or into disability.

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