A total of 6,174 agencies and organisations were funded to provide disability support services under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement (CSDA) in 1998, according to a report released today.
The report, by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), shows that non-government agencies provided 74% of these services (up 5% from the previous year), with the remainder being government-provided.
The services were of five main types:
Services provided under the CSDA are designed for people who need ongoing support in everyday life activity areas.
Of people receiving services in 1998:
The fourth national data collection also provides data on other disabilities, country of birth, Indigenous origin, language, method of communication, income source, living arrangements, State distribution, service funding, staff hours, operating times and CSDA performance indicators.
4 November 1999
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