The objectives of the Tasmanian HACC Program are to:
+ provide a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated range of basic maintenance, support and care services for younger persons with a disability and their carers
+ support these people to be more independent at home and in the community thereby enhancing their quality of life and/or preventing or delaying their admission to long term residential care, and
+ provide flexible, timely services that respond to the needs of clients.
Basic maintenance, support and care services can be described as those services that contribute to a person’s well-being; for example, nutrition, community nursing, home help and personal care. HACC service types are defined in the HACC Minimum Data Set Version 2 Dictionary.
While these are the main types of services, the Program may also fund activities such as information and training courses. These enable a greater level of understanding and expertise to be built up among service providers and clients about the care of younger people with disabilities and their carers.
The Tasmanian HACC Program operates within a regional framework to respond to the needs of clients and help achieve equitable access to HACC services. The Program encourages flexible service delivery and local responsiveness to meet the needs of individuals and regions.