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Diversity, Access and Inclusion Project

Carers WA are seeking passionate people with disability, consumers of mental health, carers, community members, and staff members who would like to make a difference helping us to co-design a positive change in diversity, access and inclusion at Carers WA.

Bring about positive change for our organisation!
  • Receive free ongoing training
  • Meet like-minded passionate people
  • Work within an advisory group to assist Carers WA to become an inclusive organisation accessible to everyone in the community.
  • Provide a voice for people with a disability
What would we like to know about you?
  • What have you been doing; working, studying or volunteering in and are you looking for an opportunity to have a voice?
  • What you know about being a committee member and what your interest is in the Social Model of Disability.
  • Why would you like to be a part of the story of change?

If this sounds like you (or someone you know) contact Carers WA on 1300 227 377 or please submit your Expression of Interest by Friday 6th September to ndis@carerswa.asn.au

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this a paid opportunity?
Participants in the project will be reimbursed for training and activities attended that have been approved by Carers WA as part of the advisory group.

How often will the meetings be?
Every 4-6 weeks for the next 12 months, meeting duration will fall between 1 to 2 hours.

Why are Carers WA running this project?
This project is being run so people with a disability, carers, consumers of mental health and community members can be a part of the story of change to make Carers WA leaders in diversity, access and inclusion.

What is the “social model of disability”?
The social model of disability is a way of viewing the world, developed by people with disability. It recognises barriers for people with an impairment, physical or intellectual disability and how they access facilities, gain meaningful employment, experience financial security and fully participate in the community.

What are you looking for in a participant for this project?
Carers WA are looking for people who have passion and understanding to make a change in the culture of our organisation.

Can people from regional areas be involved with the project?
Yes, we would like to have representation from all regional areas within Western Australia.

How can I participate if I live in a remote or regional area?
Regional participants can engage in teleconference or Skype calls to attend group meetings.

If I am person with disability and cannot travel to the Carers WA office in Lord Street, Perth can I still participate?
Yes, Carers WA can accommodate your needs through teleconference or Skype calls to attend group meetings.