Revised booklet to help Tasmanians who have a family member with a disability

A new information booklet has been launched to ensure Tasmanians who have family members moving into supported accommodation have up to date, contemporary information at their fingertips to make the move easier.

Moving out of the family home is an important part of growing up and becoming more independent.

It can be a challenging time for any family and particularly the young person involved.

But when that young adult is living with a disability the move can be more complex, more emotional and more stressful.

The new booklet is an excellent resource that not only acts as a guide for all involved in making the move to supported accommodation, it also features stories from families who have already gone through this experience.

Since its creation, Making the Move has played an important role in helping families understand what's involved in the move to supported accommodation – but the landscape of disability services has changed tremendously in the past seven years.

Tasmania now has Gateway Services, which facilitate the delivery of care and support through community organisations.

The state is also drawing closer to the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, DisabilityCare – which will transform the provision of services to Tasmanians living with disability.

The updated booklet reflects these changes and will give families a contemporary and simple guide on how to access services for their children.

The booklet has been developed in partnership between STAR Tasmania, Montagu Community Living and Families and Disabilities and Community Services.

STAR Tasmania and Montagu Community Living Inc are funded by the Tasmanian Government to provided supported accommodation to Tasmanians with a disability including group homes, community access, in home support and respite services.