NDIS in WA
Western Australia (WA) is in the unique position of having two models of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being trialed in the State. In July 2014 the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) began a two year NDIS trial site in the Perth Hills. At the same time Disability Service Commission (DSC) began a trial of My Way NDIS in the Lower South West. A further My Way NDIS trial site began in July 2015 in Cockburn and Kwinana.
For the submissions made by PWDWA regarding NDIS, see our Submissions page.
Releasing Our Capacity
Releasing Our Capacity is a WA network of people with disability, run for and by people with disability, helping other people with disability find out how to live an awesome life
We are supporting 20 groups in WA to become ‘Local Support Groups’ – groups who can support each other to learn, grow and make change.
Behind Closed Doors
Prevention of violence, abuse and neglect against Western Australians with disabilities
The lives of people with disability are often secret lives. We are routinely segregated and isolated from our non-disabled peers – we live, work and play in places which are not often frequented by those without disability. Often, we are lonely. If we do not have families, paid staff are sometimes the only people in our lives. We are shut out by barriers to participation in Australian life, and shut in when we are hidden in institutional settings.
For more information about the Behind Closed Doors project, see Submissions
WA Disability Abuse Inquiry
The WA Disability Abuse Inquiry was established by People with Disabilities WA, in conjunction with Developmental Disability WA and United Voice in February, 2015. In Western Australia, the prevalence of violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability living in institutional settings has long since been recognised by individualised advocacy as a major systemic issue, but issues such as lack of robust data collection systems and barriers to justice for people with disability have prevented this issue from being addressed in WA.
For more information visit the WA Disability Abuse Inquiry website