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ThinkSupport Campaign to attract younger workers to WA’s disability sector commences

Twenty-five per cent of people with disability in the NDIS are aged 25 years or younger and thousands of disability support workers are still needed to meet NDIS demand.

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Have your say on the establishment of an Office of Disability in WA

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The WA Minister for Disability Services, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC and the Department of Communities are commencing community engagement about the establishment of an Office of Disability to champion the rights of people with disability and to provide strategic disability leadership and expertise across the Department of Communities, the WA Government and the disability sector.  The State Government is keen to hear from people with disability, their families, carers, disability support organisations and the broader community, particularly about what the functions and role of an Office of Disability should be.

State Manager Julie Waylen said NDS has advocated for the establishment of an Office with specialist disability expertise within the WA Department of Communities and encourages members, and people with disability and their families to participate in the community engagement to ensure that the Office is established to better co-ordinate and advance strategic disability reforms to maximise the benefit for people with disability, their families, carers and the sector.

Have your say before 6 September 2020. Visit the Department of Communities website to access the discussion paper, information sheet and feedback form available in a range of formats.

The Department of Communities will also host a number of community engagement sessions across Western Australia.  Register to attend a community engagement session to share your ideas.

If you have questions or would like the information provided in alternative formats, please email

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Julie Waylen, State Manager WA, 08 9208 9805,