Government Supported Accommodation
Disability ACT Information Session
Date: Thursday 26 May 2016
Venue: Ballarn Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Nature Conservation House, Belconnen
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
The next Disability ACT information session is scheduled for 26 May 2016.
For the first half-hour, you will be updated on the National Disability Insurance Scheme transition and will have the opportunity to give your feedback on the transition process.
To further support residents, families and guardians who are yet to make a decision regarding their new support provider, we have arranged an opportunity for one-on-one discussions with transition staff.
If you have any questions, please contact the 24/7 ACT Accommodation Support line at 6205 4888 and select option 3.
Phasing of Disability ACT residents to the NDIS
Disability ACT is continuing to promote choice and control as we implement the NDIS trial in the ACT. Disability ACT is supporting households to transition to the non-governmental sector ahead of their NDIS phasing date. This flexible scheduling enables the residents to chose their provider and transition services in accord with their life planning.
The Working Together Team has finished its work supporting individuals and their families with pre-planning for the NDIS. The Working Together Team continues to support families with information about alternative service providers and different options.
Transition of tenancies from Disability ACT to an alternative provider is almost complete with only a couple left to transition. The Working Together Team continues to work closely with Housing ACT to support those houses that have not yet transitioned to a tenancy provider.
Transition by the numbers as of 21 April 2016
- 37 Disability ACT supported accommodation households have changed over to a new service provider
- 18 households are left to change over to a new service provider
- 5 houses remain without a confirmed new service provider
Events and Opportunities
Minister for Disability, Joy Burch and Executives from the Community Services Directorate met with families and guardians to discuss the transition to the NDIS and answer questions. Meeting notes can be accessed below:
Disability ACT Information Session - 16 September 2015
Letter Disability ACT Information Session
Minutes from Family Forum Disability ACT - 27 July 2015
Attachment - 21 May 2015 Agenda
Attachment - Final Minutes and Attachments A, B, D, E
Attachment D - Human Services Registrar March 2015
Attachment C - Participant Application Form [PDF 806KB] [Word 180KB]
The ACT Government has made a decision to gradually withdraw over a three-year period from the provision of specialist disability and therapy services provided by the Community Services Directorate and early intervention services provided by the Education and Training Directorate.