Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 8 Hansard (29 October) . . Page.. 2536 ..
Mr Moore: The answers to Mr Wood's questions are as follows:
(l)(a) In 1997 - 98 HACC growth funds equalled $872,000. The following
allocations were made in line with the 1997/98 - 1999/2000 HACC Strategic
$120,000 for cost supplementation (related to CPI movement) of existing services;
$300,000 for the purchase of additional home and activity based respite care; $250,000 for expansion of integrated in home support, where a range of basic maintenance and support is provided from a single service outlet; and
$200,000 for funds to purchase individually tailored services, brokered through an information, negotiation and brokerage service.
Of the 1997-87 HACC growth funds, the amounts provided to
(i) directly fund ACT Government run services were $18,120,
(1.3% of $1,393,983) and for integrated in home support $125,000 has been awarded to ACT Community Care in partnership with HomeHelp Services ACT Inc : and
(ii) the balance to fund community based non-government services were $728,880 ( including $125,000 (full year effect) to Kincare Services Inc. for integrated in-home support ).
(l)(b) At this time 1998 - 99 HACC growth funds have not been allocated other than in the provision of price supplementation of 1.6% to all HACC providers
(2) Previous governments have historically used HACC growth funds to expand non-government community based services. The exception to this is the usage of growth funds to provide cost supplementation to all HACC (non-government and government) providers. It should be noted that ACT Government run services, such as ACT Community Care are not excluded from competing for HACC growth funds.
(3) The policy of utilising HACC growth funds has not changed. The Department will purchase outputs on the basis of achieving best value from the purchase fund in order to provide the outcomes desired. The criteria will be quality, quantity, timeliness and price.
(4) In the context of HACC funds, in 1997 - 98 ACT Community Care received in the Disability Program $100,175 HACC funding plus $1,293,808 HACC funding for Community Nursing in the Community Health Care Program. This provided a total of $1,393,983 in 1997 - 98.
In 1998 - 99 ACT Community Care received in the Disability Program $103,100
HACC funding and $1,331,700 HACC funding for Community Nursing in the Community
Health Care Program. This provided a total of $1,434,800 in
Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 - 99. This represents an increase of $40,817.