As of 1 July 2017, the Disability Services Commission became part of the new Department of Communities, which was created by the amalgamation of the Commission with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support, Department of Housing and the Department of Communities.
According to the new Department of Communities website, "Under the new Department, the Disability Services team will continue its work to advance opportunities, community participation and quality of life of people with disability, to provide services and supports, and to fund non-government agencies to provide services to people with disability, their families and carers."
For more information about the Department of Communities, the website can be found here.
From 1 July 2017, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia expanded in the local government areas of Rockingham and Mandurah and the Kimberley-Pilbara regions.
The Kimberley-Pilbara regions include Ashburton, Broome, Derby - West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham - East Kimberley and Karratha.
In addition, eligible people with disability living in the Perth Hills and surrounding areas will be able to access WA NDIS if they are not currently connected to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This includes the government areas of Swan, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, Northam and York.
For more information on the roll-out of the NDIS in WA, please click here to visit the Disability Services Commission website.
If you would look more information about the NDIS or need assistance to link in with the WA NDIS, please make contact with us at Explorability on (08) 6361 6001 or via email at admin@explo...
Staff from Explorability participated in 'The NDIS in WA Conversations' event on Friday, 9 June and Saturday, 10 June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event was hosted by the Disability Coalition and the Disability Services Commission to bring people with disability, families and carers together to talk about the National Disability Insurance Scheme in this state.
As part of the Disability Coalition, Explorability participated in the planning of the event and participating in some of the sessions. Advocates attended both days to ensure people with specific issues were able to access advocacy support as soon as possible.
It was a great opportunity for people to share their experiences, find out more about the scheme, network and learn from others, as well as have an opportunity to have input into the NDIS in WA. We look forward to more opportunities to support people with disability, families and carers to have a say in how the NDIS is delivered in this state.
Explorability is currently seeking expressions of interest for experienced Board Members who can contribute to the strategic direction and future planning of the organisation. A position on this not-for-profit Board is voluntary, with a current vacancy for a General Membership position and a Treasurer position.
Applicants with expertise in finance, corporate strategy, marketing, legal or with a background in the disability, community services and/or not-for-profit sectors will be considered. People with a disability and family members and carers of people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Board is responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, including ensuring it meets its legislative and funding requirements. The Board supports the growth and service development of the organisations and acts as an ambassador for the organisation and the services it provides in the community.
The Board currently meets on the third Thursday of the month i...
You are invited to participate in a focus group by an independent evaluator to discuss the quality of the services you have received from Explorability. Feedback on our services is very important and helps us to identify areas of our services which we do well and areas which need improvement.
Your feedback will remain confidential and you will not be identified to Explorability or the Disability Services Commission.
The focus group is:
on Tuesday, 13 June 2017
from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
at the Beeliar Community Centre, 39 Lakefront Avenue, Beeliar.
If you are unable to attend the focus group but still wish to give your feedback on your services, we will provide information on how you can do this in the near future. Keep an eye on your letterbox or email inbox for more information about the evaluation and how you can participate.
Welcome to the new website for Explorability. This upgrade is a long time overdue as the one page website we had from our inception was not quite meeting our needs and it didn't allow us to share all that we need to and want to share with everyone.
We still have quite a bit of information to add and some work to do to get it finalised, but we are keen to hear what you think. You can contact us via our website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your feedback.