Strong support for Tasmanians with disability

The latest Report on Government Services (2010-2011) shows an increase in total government spending on disability services.

Tasmania is performing above the national average in access to community support services, with 39 per cent of the potential population tapping into help.

The data also shows high levels of access to accommodation and community support for people living with disability.

While challenges remain in meeting demand for disability services, Tasmania recorded the second-highest level of access to community services - providing meaningful daily activities for people living with disability.

In-home accommodation support, personal care and community access services are areas in which Tasmania is performing well.

State and Commonwealth Government funding for the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 will deliver further opportunities, particularly for young Tasmanians living with disability and the disability service sector.


31 January 2013