Government Supported Accommodation

Information for Disability ACT Residents
Role of Government under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Information for Disability ACT Residents

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.

Minutes from Family Forum Disability ACT - 3 December 2015

Phasing of Disability ACT residents to the NDIS

Disability ACT continued to promote choice and control as the NDIS trial was being implemented in the ACT. The Working Together Team has finished its work supporting individuals and their families with pre-planning for the NDIS and now all residents of Disability ACT’s Accommodation Support Service have phased into the NDIS.

Transition of Group Homes to the Non-Government Sector

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.

The transition of the group homes to the non-government sector has progressed quickly.

Transition by the numbers as of 21 October 2016

  • Disability ACT supported accommodation households have changed over to a new service provider
  • 4 households are left to change over to a new service provider; of these only 2 households are yet to confirm their chosen 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]

Meeting 3 April 2014 [HTML] [PDF 549KB]
Meeting 26 June 2014 [HTML] [PDF 580KB]
Meeting 27 November 201 [HTML] [PDF 203KB]

Role of Government under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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.

You can find out more about the role of Government here.