Disability

In Tasmania over one quarter (26.8%) of people have some type of disability.

Primary Health Tasmania has two projects that aim to improve health system access and the quality of life of people living with a disability.

These projects relate specifically to the areas of intellectual disability and psychosocial support.

Improving primary healthcare for people with intellectual disability

Primary Health Tasmania has received Australian Government funding to enhance primary care for Tasmanians living with an intellectual disability.

We are one of four primary health networks across the country developing a Primary Care Enhancement for People with Intellectual Disability Program (PCEP), which aims to address inequities health system access and quality for people with intellectual disability through a range of activities.

In doing, Primary Health Tasmania will draw on the expertise of consumers, carers and intellectual disability organisations in developing and rolling out the program.

Psychosocial support

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned Baptcare to deliver psychosocial support services in Tasmania. We are also working with stakeholders to identify and address barriers faced by people with mental illness when testing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Read more here.