The National Disability and Carers Alliance – comprised of AFDO, Carers Australia, National Disability Services and in conjunction with People with Disability Australia to represent people with disability, carers and the disability sector – with funding support from Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) will be holding forums and wide-ranging discussions with people with disability, their families, carers, service providers and their advocates to work through the nuts and bolts of this major change represented by a NDIS.
This project will make sure people with a disability, their families and carers and service providers have their say about the design and implementation of the NDIS.
Over the course of the project, the Alliance will:
Hold large public meetings in each capital city from late August through to mid October. Some of these meetings will be jointly held for people with disability, their families and carers, while others will be separate;
Hold engagement meetings in rural and regional locations from late August to mid-October. These meetings will be joint meetings for people with disability, their families and carers, and service providers;
Hold service provider consultations in capital cities and regional centres.
Engage with people with disability, their families and carers and service providers online through the Alliance website and Facebook pages;
Run focus groups later in the year to discuss specific issues or the needs of specific population groups;
Attend meetings about the NDIS;
Hold engagement meetings around the country when the government has a blueprint for the NDIS.
Information about the consultations for people with disability, carers/families and service providers will be available on the Alliance website from 9 August 2012 and will be regularly updated as new dates are confirmed, www.disabilitycareralliance.org.au If you have any questions about the engagement project, please contact:
AFDO: Leah (NDIS Engagement Project Officer) at email@example.com or on 03 9662 3324.
People with Disability Australia: Ngila Bevan at NgilaB@pwd.org.au or on 02 9370 3100
Carers Australia: Anna Morison at AMorison@carersaustralia.com.au or on 02 6122 9900
National Disability Services: Belinda Wallin at Belinda.Wallin@nds.org.au or on 03 8341 4300
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