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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 4689..


(2) How much funding is committed to the delivery of outcomes described in the MOU on an integrated operational framework of homelessness services in the ACT.

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

(1) A multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ACT Government agencies and community agencies is scheduled for completion by June 2006.

(2) Delivery of the outcomes of the MOU and joint operational framework will be achieved through coordinated service provision and therefore no specific funding has been allocated.

Housing-disabled persons

(Question No 699)

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

(1) In relation to the offering of individual formal tenancies to people with a disability residing in Disability ACT houses, other than the four people who have accepted an offer of an individual tenancy agreement, how many more people in a similar position have also considered and taken up an offer.

(2) How successful has the program been in achieving a greater level of independence for people with a disability who wish to take up an individual tenancy agreement.

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

(1) Residents in four Disability ACT managed houses took up the offer of an individual tenancy agreement equating to 17 individual tenancies. This is in addition to two people sharing a house having existing tenancies. A further 12 individuals accepted the offer, however were not able to transfer to the new arrangements as the offer was contingent on agreement of all residents within a household.

Individuals may elect to take up this offer at any time in the future.

(2) The project has been successful in offering individuals a level of choice. Individual tenancy agreements provide for the same rights and protections as other Housing ACT tenants. The benefits are evident should a tenant seek recourse regarding decisions that are made which affect their tenancy.

Disabled persons-financial assistance

(Question No 700)

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

(1) How many people with a disability who, at times, require assistance with handling financial matters, have been involved in the Consumers in Control project set up by Disability ACT;


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