Disability service providers and people eligible for, or participating in, the WA NDIS My Way trial in the Cockburn-Kwinana area had the opportunity to connect at three Commission-hosted expos held during October and November.
WA NDIS My Way gives people with disability the opportunity to create a detailed plan for their future and choice about their mix of supports and services, as well as who they would like to provide them.
WA NDIS My Way Operations Director Helen Nys said the expos offered a relaxed environment for people with disability and their families and carers to meet providers and discuss the types of supports and services they provide.
“Each of the three expos followed a theme and showed some of the organisations that provide the types of supports and services related to the theme. The first expo, held on 7 October at Medina Hall in Kwinana, was for mental health and psychosocial providers,” she said.
“This expo was held during Mental Health Week in partnership with the City of Kwinana and was officially opened by City of Kwinana Councilor Wendy Cooper,”
“It was a fun day full of activities with visitors able to take part in an Art of Wellbeing workshop where they could participate in a stretch and relaxation session, art and music workshops and collaborative story-writing.”
“The mental health expo was a great way to start the series and provided positive momentum for the following two events,” she said.
The second expo, held on 27 October at Beeliar Hall, was for therapy services. It was a lively event for children and those interested in interactive therapy activities.
The third and final event was on 4 November at Darius Wells Resource Centre in Kwinana, highlighting general supports and services offered by service providers. The venue was abuzz with providers and community members sharing stories and learning more about the opportunities available in the trial.
For more information about public information and engagement opportunities please visit the upcoming engagement events page.