National Disability Strategy for beyond 2020 – national consultations

A man holding a workbook, he is in front of boards with post-it notes.
A participant at one of our workshops to help develop the National Disability Strategy
Community engagement
Client:
Department of Social Services
Overview

Under the guidance of the Working Group and Steering Group for national disability reform, we designed and implemented a national engagement program to reach people with disability, their families and carers, disability organisations and service providers, advocates and other interested stakeholders to inform the next national disability strategy.

Services
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Under the guidance of the Working Group and Steering Group for national disability reform, we designed and implemented a national engagement program to reach people with disability, their families and carers, disability organisations and service providers, advocates and other interested stakeholders to inform the next national disability strategy.

We facilitated 17 consultation events, 12 in-depth interviews (including with harder to reach groups), managed a public survey which received more than 2,600 responses, and moderated an open online forum. We assisted the Commonwealth and states and territories to promote and organise the workshop events, which were attended by 600 people over an 8-week period.

All events were designed to be highly accessible for all people with disability, including physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities. We created multiple methods for engagement and input at each event, in order to respond to a wide variety of accessibility needs.

Our final report, Right to opportunity: Consultation report to help shape the next national disability strategy, was published in December 2019.

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