Community Support Services assist persons with a disability to live in a non-institutional setting. Some 56.8% of all disability service users used Community Support Services.
Community Access provides opportunities for people to enjoy their full potential for social independence. Some 39.0% of disability service users used Community Access.
Accommodation Support Services, which provide the support needed to enable a person with a disability to remain in their existing accommodation, were used by 27.9% of disability service users. Respite Services, which provide short term breaks for families and other voluntary caregivers of people with disabilities, were used by 6.2% of disability service users.
UTILISATION OF DISABILITY SERVICES, Tasmanian regions(a)(b) - 2003-04
|Total service users(c)|
|(a) Refers to persons receiving a Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement funded service. Service user data are estimates after use of a statistical linkage key to account for individuals who received services from more than one service type outlet during the 12 month period from July 2003 to June 2004. |
(b) Data included in this table were aggregated into regions from postcode data. As a result, the sum of the components may not always equal the total. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region contains postcodes 7000-7190 and 40% of 7215. The Northern Region contains 7209-7304 excluding 7256, and 60% of 7215. The Mersey-Lyell Region contains 7256 and 7305-7470.
(c) Total service users may not be the sum of components since individuals may have accessed services from more than one service group during the 12 month period.
Source: Unpublished data from the 2003-04 Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.