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