Which of the following statements best describes you?
I’m a person with disability
During the first stage of consultations we heard that the vision and the six outcome areas under the current Strategy are still the right ones. Do you have any comments on the vision and outcome areas being proposed for the new Strategy?
I believe the vision and outcome areas are very strong.
They should be addressed/targeted towards disabled persons receiving services within their respective communities.
What do you think about the guiding principles proposed here?
Are there other principles that would help ensure policies and programs are right for people with disability, their family and carers? I believe that private providers of services to physivcally disabled persons(perhaps identifying patients as NDIS participant) and asking service providers for measurable improvements in a patient’s mental/physical ability. I know from experience the best providers of services to assist me in improving MEASURE improvement in order to track the success of their support/advice/therapy, to inform the outcomes framework.
What is your view on the proposal for the new Strategy to have a stronger emphasis on improving community attitudes across all outcome areas?
Ongoing attitudinal change can only happen from within.
Keep disabled persons involved in the entire consultation process. A learning tool for all.
How do you think that clearly outlining what each government is responsible for could make it easier for people with disability to access the supports and services they need?
supporting the people with disability in Australia who are not eligible for the NDIS.
Here here! And also supporting the families (who by the way are the unknown carers) in many instances. As they were already a part of a family so they just took up on themselves the role of carer with no prompting or knowledge of support available, often putting strain on the family unit when they reach their limit of time and ability to offer.Make respite a natural occurrence in someone’s care.
How do you think the Strategy should represent the role that the non-government sector plays in improving outcomes for people with disability?
Perhaps a ‘be a better neighbour’ initiative. offer a break to someone you observe taking all of the burden of care on their own.
What kind of information on the Strategy’s progress should governments make available to the public and how often should this information be made available?
Ask the public, like this questionnaire. A simple multiple choice census or questionnaire.
What do you think of the proposal to have Targeted Action Plans that focus on making improvements in specific areas within a defined period of time (for example within one, two or three years)?
Targeted action plans every 2 years to implement suggestions and allow time for adaptations to evolve towards improvement.
How could the proposed Engagement Plan ensure people with disability, and the disability community, are involved in the delivery and monitoring of the next Strategy?
people with both positive and negative experiences can shed light onto useful actions or changes needed in the future.Build upon the positive and prevent the negative from recurring.. just a thought.
Is there anything else you would like to share about the ideas and proposals in the position paper?
I would highly recommend that NDIA-LACs be as consistent with a client over time, as possible. So that one does not have to re-invent the wheel every year, but have the ability to build upon all previous strengths in supports and the program.