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released: 24 Jun 2014 author: AIHW

This report examines the characteristics and service use of people who accessed both Disability Services and Home and Community Care programs. In 2010–11 around 54,800 people were known to have used both programs, and the majority of these people were aged under 65 (89%). The report found that people using both programs required higher, more complex and diverse supports, and relied on a wide range of complementary services from both programs to support their distinct support needs.

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978-1-74249-570-5; Cat. no. DIS 64; 150pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Number of people who used both DS and HACC services in the same year
      • People using both service programs required higher, more complex and diverse supports
      • People using both service programs were more extensive users of the two programs
      • People using both service programs relied on these programs' complementary services
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Background to the project
      • Policy environment
      • Analysis undertaken
    • 2 Data and methods
      • Data
      • Methods
    • 3 Number of people who used both DS and HACC services
      • Number and age profile of service users
      • Overview of users aged under 65
    • 4 DS user profile: users of both programs compared with DS only users
      • Age and sex
      • Disability groups
      • Support needs for participation in life areas
      • Living arrangements and informal care
      • Labour force participation and income
      • Individualised funding arrangements
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • 5 HACC user profile: users of both programs compared with HACC only users
      • Age and sex
      • Living arrangements and informal care
      • Country of birth
    • 6 Disability service use: comparisons between users of both programs and DS only users
      • Service groups
      • Service types
      • Combinations of services used
    • 7 Users of both DS and HACC: combinations of service use
      • HACC service use by people who use both programs
      • Combinations of DS and HACC services used
    • 8 HACC service use: comparisons between users of both programs and HACC only users
      • Assessment
      • HACC service use by people aged under 65
      • HACC service use by people aged 65 or older
      • Provision of aids and equipment
    • 9 Discussion
      • Flexible delivery of DS and HACC programs helps support individual needs
      • Complementary nature of combined DS and HACC service provisions
      • Support for informal carers of people with high-level support needs
  • End matter
    • Definition of service types
    • References
    • Appendix A: Data and technical notes for Chapter 7
    • Appendix B: Supporting tables for chapters 3-8
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. People using both Disability Services and Home and Community Care in 2010-11. Disability series. Cat. no. DIS 64. Canberra: AIHW.

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