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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 4685..


Community linking and needs assessment service

(Question No 690)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2005:

Will the Community Linking and Needs Assessment Service (CLANAS) pilot service be continued beyond its trial period; if so, how will the service be resourced sufficiently to cope with the additional workload if there are exceeding demands placed on CLANAS.

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

A review of the CLANAS pilot will occur in 2006. It is anticipated that this review will include an evaluation of the service model, demand for this service and resourcing implications.

Individual support package program

(Question No 691)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2005:

(1) What are the recommended improvements to the Individual Support Package (ISP) Program;

(2) How will they assist in improving the delivery of ISP's and the funding process.

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

(1) The review and evaluation of the ISP funding models, conducted between 2003 and 2004, made recommendations for improvements in the ISP program in the following areas:

    • Program rationale;
    • Packages available;
    • Intake and assessment process;
    • Funding negotiation and acquittal processes;
    • Review and adjustment of funding; and
    • Building community and individual capacity.

(2) The improvements to the ISP program will provide:

    • Improved policy statements and processes for management of ISPs;
    • Improved responses to individuals in need of support;
    • A clearer and more transparent funding process;
    • A process for reviewing ISP's; and
    • A revised policy and process for emergency funding.

Disability ACT

(Question No 692)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2005:


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