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(2) What responsibilities would the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services hold in relation to the delivery of the project objectives as this project was developed in conjunction with Sharing Places Inc.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Progress

The following progress has been made in relation to the implementation of the pilot project:

Project specifications were agreed by all parties including DACT, Sharing Places and eight participating families.

A consultant has been engaged to work with the families and Sharing Places to facilitate this project.

Assisted by the facilitator, the families have:

i. Explored governance models;

ii. Met with best practice family governance practitioners from Melbourne and Queensland; and

iii. Commenced individual futures planning using the planning alternative tomorrow’s with hope (PATH) planning tool.

The facilitator has provided Disability ACT with an interim report detailing actions against the first four stages of the Implementation plan.

The families intend to provide Disability ACT with a proposed transition plan by mid 2005. The Transition plan will detail the next stage of the project including details of each family’s goals, and the governance model that will support them.

(2) Disability Housing and Community Services responsibilities.

Having developed the project specifications Disability ACT’s responsibilities now largely relate to monitoring and evaluating the project as implementation occurs. Specifically Disability ACT’s responsibilities are to:

Support the project through good project management;

Monitor and evaluate the pilot project;

Fund the facilitation of the project; items that assist the families to plan and develop their ideas; and

Develop and vary Service Agreements as agreed with the Families and Sharing Places.

Housing—single people
(Question No 183)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 February 2005:

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