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ACT Disability Policy Framework 2009-2014
The ACT Government is updating its policy framework to improve outcomes and opportunities for Canberrans who have a disability.
The ACT Government committed $250,000 in the 2010-11 ACT Budget to undertake a feasibility study to determine the best design for centre-based respite services currently delivered from sites in Kaleen, Charnwood, Hughes and Narrabundah. The study was commissioned because we want a flexible and contemporary model of respite that is client focussed, that meets the expectations of people with a disability, families and carers.
Volume 1 is the Feasibility Report Centre-Based Respite Care delivered by Disability ACT. Volume 2 includes the technical data and information referenced in the report. Volume 3 includes the respite design information.
Disability ACT is committed to providing information in an accessible format. Volume 3 is currently being made accessible and will be available shortly.
Respite Care Feasibility Report - Volume 1 [PDF 419KB] [Word 505KB]
Respite Care Feasibility Report - Volume 2 [PDF 1.3MB] [Word 702KB]
Five year policy framework [PDF 83.5KB] [Word 135KB]
2009-2010 implementation plan [PDF 345KB] [Word 30KB]
2010-2014 implementation plan [Designer PDF 432KB]
Measures of success [PDF 56KB] [Word 194KB]
Register your interest for services and support [Word 87KB]
Registration of Interest Policy [PDF 400KB] [Word 139KB]
Registration of Interest form [PDF 458KB] [Word 85KB]
Guidelines and procedures manual for the support of people with disabilities requiring hospital treatment [PDF 368KB]
Individual Support Package (ISP) Policy
This policy provides advice about the planning, application, management, and review of Individual Support Packages, as well as the funding mechanisms and processes for administering the ISP program.
Individual Support Package (ISP) Policy [PDF 407KB] [Word 347KB]
Individual Support Package Frequently Asked Questions [PDF 78Kb] [Word 94KB]
Disability ACT: Individual Support Services [PDF 41KB]
A Report on the Evaluation of the Individual Support Package (ISP) Program in the ACT prepared by Robynne Maher, July 2003 [PDF 227KB]
Demographic Modelling Data [Designer PDF 738KB] [Word 91KB]
The Council on Quality of Leadership
Information about the personal outcomes measurement tool that is being piloted by Disability ACT Accommodation Support Services.
Futures Planning Framework
Futures Planning [Designer PDF 326KB] [Word 87KB] [Designer PDF 426KB]
A companion guide to Future Planning Framework - Information about planning for a good life. It includes information about planning tools, ACT planning services and good life planning grants.
House to Home [Designer PDF 610KB]
Housing, tenancy and support options for people with complex needs related to their disability.
ACT Community Development Plan [PDF 74KB] [Word 83KB] [Designer PDF 313KB]
Working with government, business and community groups to build opportunities for people to socialise and engage in the Canberra community.
Positive Images Strategy [Designer PDF 475KB]
Strategies to promote positive imaging of people with disability in media and the workplace.
Excellence in Disability Education in ACT Public Schools Strategic Plan 2010–2013
Excellence in Disability Education in ACT Public Schools Strategic Plan 2010–2013 articulates the vision for public schooling that young people in the ACT learn, thrive and are equipped with the skills to lead fulfilling, productive and responsible lives
Transitional Service from Education to Adult Life [PDF 22KB]
Information about a service delivered by House With No Stepsp which supports young people as they leave school and begin to transition into adult life.
Adult respite services - Disability ACT [PDF 50KB]
Intensive Treatment and Support Service (ITAS) Information Sheet [PDF 61KB]
DRAFT: Development of an ACT Government Policy Framework for People with Disability who are Ageing [Word 127KB]
Development of an ACT Government Policy Framework for People with Disability who are Ageing [PDF 179KB]
DRAFT Policy Framework for People with Disability who are Ageing [Designer PDF 312KB]
ACT Taxi Review
This link provides information about the ACT Taxi Review which reviewed the operation, regulation and licensing of ACT taxi services, including wheelchair accessible taxis.
National Parking Strategy
This link provides information about the harmonisation of disability parking permit schemes in Australia.
Access Resource Guide [designer PDF 617KB]
This Access Resource Guide provides practical tips and online resources to assist with increasing understanding of the barriers that confront people with disability and provides simple strategies to be more inclusive and human rights compliant.
Engaging Canberrans – a guide to communicating and engaging with people with disability [Designer PDF 257KB]
This link provides guidance to ACT Government employees to ensure that events and communications are accessible and inclusive.
Having our voices heard: a discussion paper based on the Disability Reform Group Community Consultation [PDF 172KB] [Word 402KB]
People at the centre - seeing new possibilities: report on community consultation for the ACT Disability Reform Group 26 August 2002 [PDF 219KB] [Word 432KB]
Imagining better together: a report on disability reform vision and values workshops held in March 2003 [PDF 162KB] [Word 390KB]
Steps to Reform: Reform and Action Strategy for disability services in the ACT 2002-05 September 2002 [PDF 332KB]
A Disability and Community Services Commissioner for the ACT Discussion Paper June 2005 [PDF 278KB] [Word 273KB]
Discussions Papers - Disability Reform Group (DRG) Service Reform, Development and Renewal July 2002 [PDF 107KB] [Word 69KB]
Strengthening support to individuals and families - the "front face" of the system July 2002 [PDF 69KB] [Word 49KB]
Quality and quality processes, including standards July 2002 [PDF 93KB] [Word 68KB]
Access to Government Strategy Report 2006 [PDF 228KB] [Word 406KB]
Blue Print for the Future [PDF 123KB] [Word 170KB]
Appendix 1: Service Evaluation Framework [PDF 50KB] [Word 50KB]
Appendix 2: List of Services [PDF 29KB] [Word 37KB]
Appendix 3: List of Programs [PDF 159KB] [Word 134KB]
Appendix 4: Documentation - Consultation, written feedback and individual stories [PDF 99KB] [Word 90KB]
Appendix 5: Creating a service atlas [PDF 2.2MB] [Word 218KB]
Follow up Report - Models and Options for Day Services - A New Approach to Individual Support Packages: Implementation Plan, prepared by Sam Page, February 2005 [PDF 855KB] [Word 105KB]
LAC Consultations Summary Report [PDF 81KB] [Word 82KB]
LAC Consultations Final Report [PDF 1.2MB] [Word 119KB]
Report on Government Services 2007 [Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, Productivity Commission] [Please note: in Volume 2, Part F Community Services, Chapter 12 - Aged care services; Chapter 13 - Services for people with a disability; Chapter 14 - Children's services; Chapter 15 - Protection and support services]
Quality in Disability Services - a consumers view: a Report for the ACT Disability Advisory Council, prepared by Sue Salthouse, Didactic Enterprises, 2002 [PDF 597KB] [Word 997KB]
Disability Workforce Report 2004 [Word 265KB]
Workforce Survey [Excel 209KB]
Instructions for completing Workforce Survey [PDF 27KB] [Word 31KB]
Implementation of the Government Response to the Recommendations of the Report of the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services (The Gallop Report)
September 2004 - Fourth and Final Six Monthly Report [PDF 443KB] [Word 385KB]
May 2004 - Third Six Monthly Report [PDF 374KB] [Word 348KB]
September 2003 - Second Six Monthly Report [PDF 213KB] [Word 204KB]
April 2003 - First Six Monthly Report [PDF 374KB] [Word 289KB]
Final Report from the Board of Inquiry Disability Services (parts 1 and 2: by the Hon. John Gallop to the Chief Minister ACT Government Canberra 18 December 2001)
Disability Reform Group and Response to the recommendations of the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services [PDF 563KB] September 2002
Tabling Statement: Government Response to the report of the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services [PDF 191KB] September 2002
ACT Government Response to the Recommendations of the Board of Inquiry into Disability Services [PDF 614KB] Mr Bill Wood MLA, Minister for Community Services Directorate (formerly the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services) 26 September 2002