As at 22 May 2002, there were 188 disability service outlets in Tasmania, funded by the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement, with a total approved funding limit of $69.5m. Of these outlets, 49.5% were based in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, which also received 56.2% of the total approved funding limit. Of the remaining outlets, 27.7% were found in the Northern Region, and 22.9% were located in the Mersey-Lyell Region.
Accommodation support services were the most common disability service type in Tasmania, accounting for 43.6% of all disability service outlets. They were also the most common disability service outlets in each Region.
DISABILITY SERVICE OUTLETS, Tasmanian regions - 22 May 2002
|Advocacy, information or referral(e)|
Total approved funding limit($m)
|(a) Services that provide accommodation to people with a disability and services that provide the support needed to enable a person with a disability to remain in their existing accommodation.|
(b) Services that provide the support needed for a person with a disability to live in a non-institutional setting. Support for the basic needs of living such as meal preparation, dressing, transferring etc. are included under accommodation support.
(c) Services designed to provide opportunities for people with a disability to gain and use their abilities to enjoy their full potential for social independence. People who use these services are usually those not at school and not employed full time.
(d) Services specifically providing a short term break for families and other voluntary care givers of people with disabilities, to assist in supporting and maintaining the primary care giving relationship, while providing a positive experience for the person with a disability.
(e) Generally, advocacy, information and referral services in Tasmania provide a statewide service.
Source: Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement Minimum Data Set collection, Department of Health and Human Services.