PERSON CENTRED APPROACHES CONSULTATIONS

PERSON CENTRED APPROACHES CONSULTATIONS

28 July 2011

The NSW Government is seeking a greater understanding of the needs of people with a disability in the community, Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George said today.

"This will help to build a disability service system in NSW that puts decision making control, choice and flexibility for people with a disability at the centre of their support plan," Mr George said.

"The Government is holding over 100 consultations across NSW, throughout August, including Lismore on 25 & 26 August at the Lismore Workers Club."

Registrations are now open for you to attend the consultation session of your choice.

The sessions will involve small focus group discussions with people with a disability, their families and carers so that every participant has an opportunity to have their say.

To register go to www.pcasummit.net or call 4984 2554.

If you canít attend a consultation you can make a submission by:

Emailing pcaconsultations@dhs.nsw.gov.au

Write to:
Manager, Person Centred Approaches Team
Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Department of Family and Community Services
Level 5, 83 Clarence Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

If people require assistance to make a submission or would like further information about other opportunities to participate in the consultation process, please contact the Person Centred Approaches Team on 8270 2132.

"The community's input will help guide us in delivering a collective and collaborative solution to bring about the much needed reforms to disability services in NSW," Mr George said.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577