Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2017) . . Page.. 4179 ..
(2) When will the Green Rapid route start services.
(3) How often will the Green Rapid Bus run.
Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) The Green Rapid Bus route will run between City West and Woden via Barton, Kingston, Manuka and the Canberra Hospital. Full details are available on the Transport Canberra website.
(2) The Green Rapid will commence on Monday 9 October 2017.
(3) The Green Rapid will run every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm, with frequency reducing after 7pm until the last service.
(Question No 587)
Ms Lee asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 25 August 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Mental Health):
(1) What contact does the Directorate have with mental health clients previously supported by ACT Health under the Samaritan Mental Health Accommodation Support Program at Oaks Estate.
(2) What support is available from the ACT Government to people with complex mental health issues who do not qualify, given only 1 in 4 Australians with a psychosocial disability qualifies for the NDIS.
Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Prior to the roll out of the NDIS, ACT Health funded St Vincent’s de Paul to provide the Samaritan Mental Health Accommodation Support Program. This program was a recovery oriented mental health model involving a clinical manager and where a recovery plan was in place. Contact with mental health clients previously supported under the Samaritan Accommodation Support Program has been maintained by the Mental Health, Justice Health Alcohol & Drug Service mental health clinical managers.
When ACT Health transitioned community support funding to the NDIS, the recovery plan remained in place, however the community support resourcing shifted from ACT Health funding St Vincent de Paul to the NDIS scheme.
Saint Vincent De Paul have advised that all mental health clients previously supported by ACT Health under the Samaritan Mental Health Accommodation Support Program at Oaks Estate are eligible for NDIS. St Vincent de Paul have advised that all 30 clients previously supported through ACT Health funding, have ongoing support service delivery from St Vincent de Paul from their individual NDIS packages.
(2) A range of services and supports exist through ACT Health to assist people with psychosocial disability who are found to be NDIS ineligible, or whom in the