1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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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, http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/disability/index.html

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

DISABILITY SERVICES - Tasmania
Unit
Period
Tasmania

Accommodation - clients receiving support
no.
as at 30 June 2003
719
Day support - clients receiving support
no.
as at 30 June 2003
534
Emergency respite requests accepted
%
2002-03
95.0

Source: Department of Health and Human Services.


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