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released: 19 Jan 2011 author: AIHW media release

Disability support services 2008-09 reports on data collected as part of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009. The NMDS provides information on services funded under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement to 30 December 2009 and its replacement, the National Disability Agreement from 1 January 2009. This report describes the service outlets and the uses of these services, including their support needs and informal carer arrangements.

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978-1-74249-113-4; Cat. no. DIS 58; 136pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents and summary

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Increase in service users and expenditure
      • More service providers
      • Service user characteristics
  • Body content
    1. Introduction
      • Terminology
      • Changes from previous data collections
      • Changes to the report format
    2. About disability support services
      • 2.1 Providers of disability support services
      • 2.2 Number of services provided and service users
      • 2.3 Need for services
      • 2.4 Government expenditure on disability support services
    3. Who uses disability support services?
      • 3.1 Overview
      • 3.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users
      • 3.4 Location
      • 3.5 Income and employment
      • 3.6 Users of employment services
      • 3.7 New users and user exits
    4. Disability and support needs
      • 4.1 Disability
      • 4.2 Support needs
      • 4.3 Communication needs
    5. Who cares for service users? What are their living arrangements?
      • 5.1 Informal carers
      • 5.2 Older carers
      • 5.3 Carers and living arrangements
    6. Patterns of service use
      • 6.1 Multiple service use
        • Multiple service users
        • Combinations of services accessed
      • 6.2 Measures of service quantity
        • Hours received
        • Hours provided
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: About the data collection
      • A1.1 Brief history
      • A1.2 Scope of the collection
      • A1.3 Counts and definitions
      • A1.4 The statistical linkage key
      • A1.5 English proficiency groupings
      • A1.6 Data quality
        • Service type outlet response rate
        • Service user response rate
        • ‘Not stated/not known’ rates
      • A1.7 Calculation of potential population
      • A1.8 Further information
    • Appendix 2
    • Appendix 3: Service type classification
      • Accommodation support
        • 1.01 Large residentials/institutions (>20 places)
        • 1.02 Small residentials/institutions (7–20 places)
        • 1.03 Hostels
        • 1.04 Group homes (<7 places)
        • 1.05 Attendant care/personal care
        • 1.06 In-home accommodation support
        • 1.07 Alternative family placement
        • 1.08 Other accommodation support
      • Community support
        • 2.01 Therapy support for individuals
        • 2.02 Early childhood intervention
        • 2.03 Behaviour/specialist intervention
        • 2.04 Counselling (individual/family/group)
        • 2.05 Regional resource and support teams
        • 2.06 Case management, local coordination and development
        • 2.07 Other community support
      • Community access
        • 3.01 Learning and life skills development
        • 3.02 Recreation/holiday programs
        • 3.03 Other community access
      • Respite
        • 4.01 Own home respite
        • 4.02 Centre-based respite/respite homes
        • 4.03 Host family respite/peer support respite
        • 4.04 Flexible respite
        • 4.05 Other respite
      • Employment
        • 5.01 Open employment
        • 5.02 Supported employment
        • 5.03 Open and supported employment
        • 5.04 Targeted support
      • Advocacy, information and alternative forms of communication
        • 6.01 Advocacy
        • 6.02 Information/referral
        • 6.03 Combined information/advocacy
        • 6.04 Mutual support/self-help groups
        • 6.05 Alternative formats of communication
      • Other support
        • 7.01 Research and evaluation
        • 7.02 Training and development
        • 7.03 Peak bodies
        • 7.04 Other support services
    • Appendix 4: Data items requiring collection by various service types
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes and figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Disability support services 2008-09: Report on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement and the National Disability Agreement. Disability series. Cat. no. DIS 58. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442475434>.