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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 9 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 3100..


2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

$000's

$000's

$000's

$000's

$000's

2002-2004 EBA

$8,513

$17,073

$20,305

$20,305

$20,305

2004-2007 EBA

$8,117

$21,607

$28,871

Total

$8,513

$17,073

$28,422

$41,912

$49,176

Total Expenses include accrued employee provisions.

Disabled persons—support

(Question No 1204)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 24 August 2006:

(1) What records does Disability ACT maintain about families in the ACT who have a disabled person living at home, who also access ACT Government organised respite care services;

(2) How many Canberrans are recorded by the ACT Government to be in the position covered by (1) above;

(3) What support mechanisms are in place for the families at (1), particularly older carers of children with a disability living at home.

Ms Gallagher

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

(1) Disability ACT maintains a database of all users of the four centre-based out of home respite houses run by Disability ACT.

(2) 216 families who have a person with a disability living at home attend the four centre-based out of home respite houses operated by Disability ACT.

(3) Support mechanisms in place for families include:

  • centre-based, out of home respite offered at four respite houses;
  • mature carers programs;
  • information, counselling and support services offered by Carers ACT; and
  • a range of Disability ACT funded flexible respite services that operate in the community.

In addition, there is a range of community access/day activity programs that provide respite for parents and carers, and the opportunity for people with a disability to connect with the local community.

Disabled persons—accommodation

(Question No 1205)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 24 August 2006:


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