Michelle Lensink

Counselling Services

Question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Environment and Conservation, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Minister Assisting the Minister for Health) regarding counselling services.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (26 September 2007).

1.  Does Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) have brokerage funds for counselling services?

2.  What level of funding is available?

3.  (a) Which providers have received funding; and

     (b) How much has each received?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Environment and Conservation, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Minister Assisting the Minister for Health): I am advised:

1. Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia is a 'preferred provider' under the Police Drug Diversion Initiative (PDDI) which is funded by the Australian Government. Under the PDDI there is in place a process which allows access to brokerage funds.

2. The level of funding available through brokerage funds under the PDDI is capped at a maximum of $500 per request.

3. In the 2006-07 financial   year there were twelve approvals given among six organisations with a total   amount of $3,330 in brokerage funds distributed. PDDI BROKERAGE 2006-07
 

Agency
 
Amount
 

Country Health SA – Clare   Office
 
$375
 

DASSA
 
$265
 

Northern Area Community &   Youth Services
 
$175
 

Northern Area Community &   Youth Services
 
$305
 

Northern Area Community &   Youth Services
 
$470
 

Northern Area Community &   Youth Services
 
$499
 

UnitingCare Wesley Port   Adelaide
 
$137
 

UnitingCare Wesley Port   Adelaide
 
$125
 

Centacare Catholic Family   Services
 
$110
 

Centacare Catholic Family   Services
 
$360
 

Centacare Catholic Family   Services
 
$259
 

Marion Youth Centre
 
$250
 

TOTAL
 
$3,330
 

 

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