Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability - Independent adviser to the WA Minister for Disability Services - Keeping government informed

Public Consultation Sharing Healthy Conversations

Public Consultation - Sharing Healthy Conversations

Date: 20 July 2012


It is important that all voices are heard when planning and organising medical assessment and treatment, so good communication is vital.

The Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability (MACD) and the Carers Advisory Council (CAC) has partnered to bring together people with disability, carers and health professionals to explore effective communication practices.

Seniors and Volunteering Minister Robyn McSweeney and Disability Services Minister Helen Morton are keen to know what enables effective communication between individuals with disability, carers and health professionals.

About the Consultation

This consultation aims to give people with disability, carers and health professionals the opportunity to provide their experiences and ideas to the Ministers. The information will be collated and analysed to find common themes which may inform future policies, procedures and education of people with disability, carers and health professionals.

About the Councils

Ministerial Advisory Council on Disability (MACD): The role of the MACD is to advise the Minister for Disability Services on issues that impact on the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. MACD is an independent consumer based body and exists to ensure these issues are adequately represented to Government. Membership consists of up to 14 people who are people with disability, carers, family members, service providers and advocates. Visit www.macd.wa.gov.au/about_us.html for further information.

Carers Advisory Council (CAC): The Carers Advisory Council advises the Minister for Seniors and Volunteering on relevant issues for carers and provides an annual report on the compliance of reporting organisations with the Carers Recognition Act. The Carers Advisory Council consists of up to ten people who are carers or people who know about supporting carers. All bring a range of knowledge and experience of the caring role. Visit www.communities.wa.gov.au/serviceareas/carers/Pages/CarersAdvisoryCouncil.aspx for further information.

Submissions close Wednesday 3 October 2012

How to provide comment

We have provided a number of ways so that all people can have a say. Choose your preference from the options below.

This project is also looking at best practice consultation processes. If the above methods of providing comment do not meet your needs please contact us.

Click below for the survey or Word document or contact the office to obtain a questionnaire.

Complete a questionnaire

Online:

Questionnaire [link]

Written:

Questionnaire [DOC 50KB]
Easy English / Compic version [DOC 2990KB]

If you need help completing the questionnaire please contact us.

Send your submission by email, post or fax before 3/10/12 (details below).

Attend our Public Forum

Date: Wednesday 22 August 2012 [DOC 32KB] [PDF 51KB]
Time: Morning Session: 10.00am to 1.00pm Afternoon Session: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Boulevard Hall, The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat
RSVP: By Friday 17 August 2012 to Georgia Stewart 9382 1844 or rsvp@sharinghealthyconversations.com or mobile 0401 937924 (for deaf and hard of hearing people)

Forum format: There will be group discussion and opportunities to use art and stories to communicate.

Contact Details:

Email: info@sharinghealthyconversations.com
Address: Sharing Healthy Conversations Consultation
Attention: Gail Ambrose
PO Box 441, West Perth WA 6872
Telephone: 9426 9269 - Gail Ambrose
Freecall: 1800 629 269 (for country callers)
0402 622388 (for deaf and hard of hearing people)
Fax: 9226 2316
Website: www.macd.wa.gov.au