A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that nearly 70,000 people with a disability were assisted by services provided under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement (CSDA) in 1995-96. (Figures for the ACT are unavailable and have not been included.) Of the people who received support:
Services provided under the CSDA are designed for people who need ongoing support in everyday life activity areas.
These services were provided by more than 5,000 agencies, of which:
The data collection was the second national data collection on services funded by the CSDA, and is published under the title Disability Support Services Provided under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement: Available Data 1996.
8 May 1998
Further information: Ken Black, ph. 02 6244 1178.
For media copies of the report: Lena Searle, ph. 02 6244 1032.
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