Have your say on disability and inclusion

Department of Communities

The Western Australian Government is asking for your help in building an inclusive community that supports and empowers people with disability.

“We really want public sector agencies, disability service providers and other community organisations to be part of developing a 10-year State Disability Plan,” says Helen Nys, Assistant Director General, Policy and Service Design at the Department of Communities.

“The plan aims to engage, listen and understand the needs of the community including people with disability, their families and carers, and those working in the sector.”

You can get involved in this community-driven plan that reflects the aspirations of people with disability by:

  • registering your details to be informed and invited to participate in the development of the plan
  • completing the online survey to help establish a vision for the plan (closes 12 February)
  • sharing this information via your relevant networks, social media and mailing lists and encouraging as many people as possible to register and complete the survey (digital and physical postcards are available on request that can be sent to you [also available in braille] to share with clients, staff, friends, family and at events)
  • following Disability Services (@DisabilityWA) on Facebook and liking and sharing posts that encourage all Western Australians to get involved
  • letting us know about events and meetings between now and March where there may be an opportunity for a State Disability Plan community engagement stall, staff to speak about the plan or avenues to distribute postcards and information.

“There will be ongoing opportunities to contribute to the plan’s development throughout the year through face-to-face consultations and partner networks,” Helen says.

For further information about the plan and how you can be involved, or to order postcards, please telephone the Department of Communities on 6167 8899 or email StateDisabilityPlan@communities.wa.gov.au.