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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 2009..


Service (GST ex) 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 CYCLOPS $317,348 Carers Advocacy Service (Carers ACT)* $107,536 Funding in the out years is yet to be determined. In general, community sector organisation Service Funding Agreements are subject to the Community Sector Indexation Rate published in the annual ACT Government Budget Papers. Any adjustment for indexation is made after the ACT Budget is handed down. Community Connections * $243,239 CatholicCare* $940,263 Koomarri * $775,584 Carers ACT *** $256,900 *Extension of funding beyond 30 June 2013 is subject to government procurement requirements.

***from 1 July 2012, the Commonwealth will directly fund Carers ACT for services to people over 65 years.

Social welfare—respite care (Question No 2112)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 21 March 2012:

Given that the half yearly report noted that 22 426 hours of in own home respite care has been provided this financial year compared to the 2011-12 target of 50 000 hours and that it is suggested that the Minister's directorate is seeking to establish additional services in order to meet this target, can she advise what strategies the directorate is using in order to reach the 50 000 hours targe and what agencies have been approached to provide the additional hours.

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

Flexible respite in the ACT is delivered by both the community and government sector.

The additional hours will be purchased through a mixture of block funding and individual support funding, based on the assessed need of individuals. The directorate will allocate funding to agencies to provide additional hours based on the individual's preference and/or the speciality of the provider.

The families are encouraged to approach the contracted agencies in this area, namely Carers ACT, Community Connections, Koomarri, Marymead, Shaw Possibilities, Tandem Respite and Woden Community Services.

Housing—supported accommodation (Question No 2113)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 21 March 2012:

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