Hon Helen Morton MLC

Hon Helen Morton MLC

Former Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

    WA NDIS My Way providers on show at expos

    7/10/2015 8:00 AM
     
    • WA NDIS My Way expos to be held in Cockburn and Kwinana
    • Service providers to meet people with disability

    The Disability Services Commission and cities of Cockburn and Kwinana are today hosting the first of three expos to showcase support and services available through the WA NDIS My Way trial in Cockburn-Kwinana.

     

    Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said today's expo, held as part of Mental Health Week, would focus on mental health providers who could support people with psychosocial disability.

     

    People who may be eligible for the WA NDIS My Way trial will be able to meet providers to learn more about support and services available to meet their individual needs.

     

    In addition, a therapy service providers expo will be held in partnership with the City of Cockburn on October 20 and a general services expo - including employment, community access and accommodation services - will be held with the City of Kwinana on November 4.

     

    "One of the standout aspects of the WA NDIS My Way trial is the increased freedom of choice for people with disability, their families and carers," Mrs Morton said.

     

    "They can decide what supports and services they want to include in their plan and who will provide those services.

     

    "These expos are a great way for people to meet service providers, discuss their needs and goals and explore the variety of options available to them."

     

    The expos will also offer art workshops, relaxation sessions and the opportunity to create new friendships over morning tea.

     

    The expo details are:

    • mental health providers:  9am-1pm; Wednesday October 7, Medina Hall, Pace Road, Medina
    • therapy service providers:  9am-1pm; Tuesday October 27, Beeliar Community Centre, 33 Lakefront Avenue, Beeliar
    • general services:  9am-1pm; Wednesday November 4, Darius Wells Centre, Kwinana Library, corner Chisham Avenue and Robbos Way, Kwinana.

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