Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    My Way program under way in the Goldfields

    23/01/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • My Way offers disability supports and services to meet individual needs
    • Of 269 people accessing services in Goldfields, 55 opted for My Way

    People with disability in the Goldfields can now exercise more choice and control over their supports and services after today’s launch of the My Way project in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

     

    Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said implementation of My Way was well under way in Western Australia with more than 300 people signed up to have more choice and control over the supports and services to live a good life in their community.

     

    “The My Way approach is aligned with international and national trends towards individualised, person-centred approaches in providing people with supports and services,” Mrs Morton said.

     

    The Minister said My Way was being implemented in four Disability Services Commission service areas across Western Australia: Cockburn/Kwinana, the Hills, Lower South West and the Goldfields.

     

    “We are seeing My Way’s practical application and I’m delighted that people in four commission service areas are embracing this new approach,” she said.

     

    “More than 3,500 people in WA are eligible to sign up for My Way and begin designing, planning and implementing supports and services to meet their individual needs.”

     

    Mrs Morton said My Way was a partnership project on every level, from having the relationship between people with disability and their co-ordinators to the choice of My Way Coordinators based in both Government and non-government agencies.

     

              Fact File

    • Under Liberal National Govt unprecedented $604m was allocated to help not-for-profit organisations provide services to the WA community - for the disability sector this meant immediate funding injection of more than $42m in 2011-12

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