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Wheatbelt Residents Invited to have Say on Respite Center - Western Australia Disability News

  • Synopsis: Published: 2010-08-03 (Revised/Updated 2010-09-03) - People with disability their families and carers invited to have their say about new respite center located in the Wheatbelt region. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Minister for Transport; Disability Services.

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People with disability, their families and carers are being invited to have their say about a new respite center to be located in the Wheatbelt region.

The new center is part of the State Government's $12million budget commitment to build five new out-of-home respite centers across metropolitan and regional Western Australia.

Disability Services Minister Simon O'Brien said community forums would be held to explore respite needs, community capacity and local issues to help inform the development of the service.

"The Disability Services Commission is hosting consultation forums in Narrogin, Northam and Merredin," Mr O'Brien said.

"We are now seeking ideas from people with disability, their families and carers to ensure the service model reflects what the community wants and needs."

The forums will be held at:

Narrogin - 11am-12.30pm, Monday, August 16

St Matthews Church Hall, corner of Park and Earl streets, Narrogin

Northam - 11am-12.30pm, Monday, August 30

Bridgley Community Center, 91 Wellington Street, Northam

Merredin - 9am-10.30am, Tuesday, August 31

Merredin Regional Community Leisure Center, Bates Street, Merredin.

To attend, contact Teressa Andrews on 9426 9623 or email teressa.andrews@dsc.wa.gov.au by Wednesday August 11 for the Narrogin session or by Monday August 23 for the Northam or Merredin sessions.

People unable to attend the forum can give their feedback by calling 9426 9708 or 9426 9222 or emailing respiteconsultations@dsc.wa.gov.au.

Minister's office - 9213 6400



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