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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 3091..


(2) Disability ACT provides support to all families of individuals in Disability ACT group homes seeking to negotiate service arrangements.

(3) Other external services arrangements for people with disabilities are facilitated by Disability ACT such as therapy and medical interventions, access to community services, disability and non-disability specific day activities and/or work programs.

Disability ACT

(Question No 1184)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 22 August 2006:

(1) Does Disability ACT rotate staff who work in disability group homes between residences; if so, how often are the staff rotated;

(2) If staff are to continue being rotated, what process is undertaken to ensure the appropriate matching of staff to a new residence, keeping in mind any specialist needs of residents of Disability Group Homes.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) Disability ACT does not rotate staff that work in disability group homes between residences. Occasionally some staff are moved due to operational requirements or client needs.

(2) Disability ACT does not rotate staff.

Disability ACT

(Question No 1185)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 22 August 2006:

(1) How does Disability ACT combat incompatibility of clients who reside in Disability Group Homes;

(2) How are staff tasked to address or mediate any issues surrounding incompatibility of residents in Disability Group Homes;

(3) What steps are being taken by Disability ACT to remedy any incidences of incompatibility of residents by way of changing the Disability Group Home model.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) Disability ACT seeks to combat issues of incompatibility between clients in a residence through the individual planing process, facilitated risk assessments, and with the assistance of therapists and families. If the issues of incompatibility continue the clients and/or their family can request relocation to another house.


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