The 2013-14 Budget allocated a total of $2.7 billion to support older people, people with disability, their families and carers.
The NSW Government is continuing to deliver its record $2 billion growth program for disability services, with over $440 million allocated in this year’s budget to deliver the third year of Stronger Together 2.
Over 9,000 new places will be created in 2013-14 to increase the capacity of the disability support system including:
- more than 900 places for supported accommodation
- over 2,500 places for flexible respite
- more than 300 places for support networks for families, parents and people with disability.
To ensure people with disability are supported in safe accommodation, $54 million is to be invested on retrofitting group homes and supported accommodation facilities with sprinklers and building safety measures.
In 2013-14, $208 million will be invested for community care services for people with disability under 65 (50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), enabling them to remain in their own homes.
Read the Budget paper
Note: This is a consolidated budget summary for the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), which includes Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC). For more information, visit the FACS website.