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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 2013..


Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative

n/a 15,693 513,307 10 places Managed Accommodation Program (Men's and Women's) 200,000 448,680 700,665 35 places, comprising of:

Mens - 15 places as a direct response to homelessness

15 places for clients exiting institutions

Womens - 5 places Youth Integrated Education and Accommodation Program n/a n/a 360,000 Up to 28 places

(3) With the introduction of First Point, vacancies in these programs are allocated to those most in need according to a fair and consistent prioritisation process. There are no waiting lists for individual programs.

(4) Staffing requirements and costs are managed by agencies engaged to deliver services and this information is not held by the department.

Disability services—respite homes (Question No 1625)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 7 April 2011:

(1) Can the Minister provide a list of all respite homes in the ACT and corresponding construction costs over the last three financial years.

(2) What is the percentage cost breakdown for the actual construction of each home and for fitting the home for the purpose of respite care.

(3) What are the individual elements and corresponding costs associated in making such homes respite-ready.

(4) What was the total number of people with disabilities who relied on such a service over the last three financial years.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) No respite homes have been constructed in the ACT in the last three financial years.

(2) and (3) Any houses purpose built to provide respite facilities for people with a disability would factor in additional costs relevant to the type of support to be provided. For example larger rooms to accommodate hoists for lifting, bathroom and

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