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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 964..


What is the future of the delivery of the 'aCe' Program operated by Disability ACT.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Disability ACT has written to families that use the aCe (Advancing Competencies through Education) Program stating its intention to transfer the program to a community service provider. Disability ACT is working closely with families, clients and staff to progress this intention.

Disability ACT-home support

(Question No 930)

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

(1) What forms of in-home support are offered to clients by Disability ACT;

(2) How much funding was been allocated to such support programs in 2004-05.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Disability ACT provides a supported accommodation service which assists clients in all aspects of daily living tailored to their individual needs.

(2) Accommodation Support Service expenditure for 2004/05, by Disability ACT, was $20.4 million.

Disability ACT-performance monitoring

(Question No 931)

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

(1) What, if any, forms of Integrated Monitoring Frameworks (IMF) has Disability ACT implemented to monitor the performance of service providers, including agreed outputs and quality standards;

(2) If an IMF exists, how does it work in accordance with funding agreements such as the Commonwealth State Disability Agreement.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Disability ACT has a monitoring framework with two broad components that meets the criteria of an Integrated Monitoring Framework. They are:

  • Annual and quarterly accountability and reporting requirements, and
  • On-site Service Reviews and monitoring.

(2) Disability ACT's current framework is consistent with the Commonwealth/State/Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA) and enables obligations to be met under the CSTDA.


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