Disability Services Australia's state branch will push to have appropriate housing for Tasmanians with a disability recognised in legislation.
The government has instigated a review of the 10-year-old Disability Services Act, having recently released a discussion paper to encourage feedback on the legislation.
Disability Services Australia state manager Alice Flockhart said the review provided an opportunity to examine gaps that had emerged between state and federally administer support services since the National Disability Insurance Scheme was introduced.
The scheme was introduced in 2013.
"Most people might assume that responsibility for all disability support now rests with the NDIS, but that isn't the case," Ms Flockhart said.
"Core supports like housing, health and access to transport remain the responsibility of the Tasmanian Government."
She said a lack of appropriate housing was a significant issue for people with disability in Tasmania and the organisation would push for this to be examined in the review.
Ms Flockhart said people with complex health conditions might not have housing that meet their needs following discharge from hospital, for example.
"This can prevent them from being able to return home as they would like, in turn creating bed blockages," Ms Flockhart said.
Sufficient transport options that are accessible for people with disability is an issue across other states too, but in Tasmania, there is a real divide between metro and regional services. It is important, particularly in rural areas, that people with disability do not face further barriers to accessing their communities than already exist.
The discussion paper is on the Communities Tasmania website or can be obtained by calling 1800 432 211.
Submissions to the review close on December 15.
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