A new office of disability will be established by the end of 2020, and people with disability, their families and carers, the disability sector, agencies and interested parties are invited to help determine its role and functions.
The Department of Communities (Communities) will lead the establishment of the new disability office, which aims to:
Establishment of an office within Communities is a key priority for the agency, which is seeking to improve service responses and ensure that people with disability have their voices heard and their needs addressed.
The WA disability landscape is changing rapidly and there is a need for the State Government to adapt to continue its proud history of fostering positive outcomes for the 411,500 people living with disability across the State.
Community engagement will run until 6 September 2020.
It is anticipated that an office will be established by end of year, with an aim to have the unit established by October 2020.
To date, the following activities are in train:
The next phase will include requesting feedback from staff and stakeholders, collating this feedback to develop a name, and identification of the role and functions of an office.
Any queries about the process, or feedback and suggestions can be provided via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.