In The Media | 9 June 2016

Thousands Still Using Disability Support Services – Report

It marks a 6 per cent increase from 2010/11 according to the report, which was released on Wednesday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

However, while the report, Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2014–15, showed that overall demand grew, proportionally, the use of most service groups remained stable.

AIHW spokesperson Mark Cooper-Stanbury said they had been following the data for more than 10 years and there were “no surprises”.

“It is following a pattern,” Cooper-Stanbury told Pro Bono Australia News.

“Our data shows that overall demand has grown slightly but proportionately we haven’t seen any change in the mix of services.

Source: Pro Bono Australia