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Community Capacity Development

The Community Capacity Development team, work with the WA community, including local, state and federal government to design programs and projects that support people with disability and their family through building linkages that expand choice, bring people together and foster a supportive community across barriers.

The team use lived experience to raise awareness and challenge assumptions about disability through community forums, consultations, committees, forums and focus groups.

The team’s scope includes:

National Community Connectors Program (NCCP) for Ageing Carers

The NCCP is a new approach being delivered by the Community Capacity Development team. We work with ageing carers of people with disability to inform, support and educate carers who are getting older and need advice around NDIS access, services, plan management and future planning.

Find out if your loved one is eligible for the NDIS through the “Am I Eligible?” checker.

NCCP Eligibility

  • 65 years or over (50 years or over for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders)
  • Looking after a family member/friend with a disability

Get in touch to see how the team may be able to assist by calling 1300 227 377 or emailing ccdteam@carerswa.asn.au

NDIS Toolkits

In addition to the information the team are able to provide above for ageing carers, toolkits for young carers navigating NDIS and family members/friends caring for someone with a mental health challenge are available below.

Disability and Employment Program

The Carers WA Disability and Employment program aims to assist employers to build capacity within their workplace to become more inclusive and accessible in supporting the employment of people with diverse abilities.

The program includes engaging with a range of stakeholders from business, government, non-government and industry specific employers about the issues and barriers they encounter in employing people with diverse abilities. Telephone, email and in-person supports are available to stakeholders looking to engage in this program. Further information is available by emailing ccdteam@carerswa.asn.au or view the link below to find a range of resources for you to use.

Information and Tools to Support Employers 

Community Champions Program

Carers WA Community Champions are people with lived experience of disability who act as mentors and support for local community groups and organisations to better improve access and inclusion within their local community. Community champions can be found from Perth through to Albany.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion or getting in contact with a Community Champion in your area, please email champions@carerswa.asn.au.