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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2004   
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Contents >> Community Services >> Disability services

Disability Support Services, within the Department of Health and Human Services, aims to maintain and support people with a disability to remain in their own homes and communities, and provides opportunities for increased independence. Services are provided both by government and through funded non-government organisations. Provision of services is based on need and delivered within a multi-disciplinary framework.

Disability Support Services delivers a range of services including:

  • community-based accommodation and support
  • respite
  • service coordination
  • professional services to adults and children with disabilities.
Further information about disability services in Tasmania is available from the Department of Health and Human Services web site,

At 30 June 2003 in Tasmania, there were 719 clients receiving accommodation support, and 534 clients receiving day support.


Accommodation - clients receiving support
as at 30 June 2003
Day support - clients receiving support
as at 30 June 2003
Emergency respite requests accepted

Source: Department of Health and Human Services.

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