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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 960..


Disability ACT-group homes

(Question No 919)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

Who currently provides services to Disability Group Homes such as (a) cleaning, (b) shopping and (c) gardening.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Disability ACT staff support individuals in all aspects of daily living including cleaning, shopping and gardening. The level of an individual's participation in these activities is dependent on their abilities. Tenants are responsible for the maintenance of gardens and some families elect to engage a private gardening service.

Disability ACT-group homes

(Question No 920)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

Is the Campbell St, Ainslie, Disability Group Home still in operation; if so, when was the last assessment conducted on (a) occupational health and safety of the residence, (b) general maintenance and (c) suitability of the residence matched to the needs of the clients.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Campbell St Group Home closed in October 2004.

Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 921)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

What policy does Disability ACT maintain for testing staff for infectious diseases working in Disability Group Homes, in relation to any obligatory medical examinations required in conjunction with recruitment processes of the ACT Public Service.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Staff of Disability ACT are subject to the same pre-employment medical by Health Services Australia as all ACT Public Service staff. The medical assesses the person's fitness to undertake the requirements of the position.


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