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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (11 April) . . Page.. 1178..


Disabled persons-group housing

(Question No 117)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 9 April 2002:

In relation to group house accommodation for disabled persons:

(1) What is the approximate annual cost to Government for a disabled person in a group house.

(2) What is the breakdown of these costs by item of service, eg accommodation component, staffing component etc.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is:

1) The approximate annual cost ranges from $9,900 to $303,000 depending on the level of care and support required, the complexities of the individual's needs, and the sources of funding for organisations providing accommodation services for people with disabilities.

2) From this total cost, the approximate proportions of individual costs in the Government run service are:

Direct support staff 92%

Management support 6%

Administration and overheads 1%

Household costs 1%


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