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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 5 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1643..


(3) Proposed new objectives include: "promote the relief of poverty by providing community and affordable housing to people in the Australian Capital Territory who are in need, including members of low income households", and "facilitate equitable, non discriminatory access to community and affordable housing in the Australian Capital Territory for people in housing need".

(4) Commitment to and an understanding of community and affordable housing and the Company's objects.

Expertise in housing development and procurement, asset management, social housing management, community development, social policy development, law, accounting or corporate finance.

(5) No. The requirement to produce a business plan for all activities will be a condition of the new funding agreement from July 2005.

(6) None. These will be included in the new funding agreement.

Children—disabled

(Question No 290)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 10 March 2005:

What options are available in relation to accessing carer services for a family with a severely disabled child, particularly after the child leaves school.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Community Services

All people with disabilities in the ACT are eligible to access a range of government funded community services. These include:

Youth services such as provided by regional Youth or Community Centres, the YMCA, the YWCA, Scouts etc.

Therapy Services, such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy etc.

Department of Education - Support for School Leavers

With regard to services for school leavers, I am advised that the Department of Education is currently in its second year of implementing a Student Pathways Planning program across all high schools and colleges in the ACT including special education schools such as Black Mountain. Student Pathways Planning works with students to explore their unique capabilities across a range of areas including future life planning.

Post School Services

After they leave school, many students with disabilities are able to gain access to employment assistance and vocational training programs.


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