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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 28 October 2010) . . Page.. 5359 ..

prepared to authorise the use of considerable resources that would be involved in providing the additional detailed information required to answer the Member’s question.

The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support have no records covering the broad scope of this question.

4. The Précis of Disability Funding Model (Section 4 Known Unmet Demand) (\disability_act\publications\funding_model) indicates a residual unmet need of $6.3 million at the end of the 2005. This figure was update and reported in the ACT Auditor-General’s Office Performance Audit Report on Management of Respite Care Services 2009, Chapter 6 at $8.3 million.

5. People who are seeking specialist services related to their disability, or who wish to increase or change the service they receive, are invited to register their details through the Disability ACT Registration of Interest process. The Registration of Interest provides the mechanism for people to alert Disability ACT to their support requirements and enables Disability ACT to link people to services that can provide the necessary supports.

Specialist disability services may be provided by Disability ACT, community organisations, or may be developed specifically around individual support requirements. Access to specialist disability services is limited, and is prioritised for people who are assessed as being the most likely to gain benefit from them. Access to these services occurs through formal application processes.

To register their interest, a person or their Guardian can:

fill in and sign the Registration of Interest form which is available on the Department’s website ( and send it to Disability ACT’s Information Service; or

give their information over the phone to Disability ACT’s Information Service. A draft Registration of Interest form will then be sent to the person for review and signature; or

if applicable, the person or their Guardian can send a previous application or assessment that includes the information required for Registration, along with the signature page of the Registration of Interest form.

The person or their Guardian will also need to provide consent to keep their information.

Disabled persons—support(Question No 1180)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2010:

(1) Can the Minister list the programs and number of applications for disability support funding and services for the last four years, including numbers for successful applications.

(2) What are the criteria for awarding support in the programs referred to in part (1).

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