Disability Health Core Capabilities Resource Consultation Forum

Closed 14 Oct 2015

Opened 4 Sep 2015


The Disability Health Network invites you to attend the Disability Health Core Capabilities Resource consultation forum.

Time and date: 10.00am to 2.00pm (registrations from 9.30am), Wednesday 21 October 2015

Venue: The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands

The draft Disability Health Core Capabilities Resource: Shared attitudes and behaviours for healthcare workers (the Resource) outlines knowledge, skills and attributes required of a health workforce who provide healthcare services for people with disability.

The Resource is applicable to all healthcare workers and disability support workers who have interaction with individuals with disability, their family, carers and communities. It is also appropriate for use by education and training providers and services, other government departments and managers, planners and funders of services for individuals with disability.

Although many people were involved in drafting the Resource, we are committed to engaging with a wider range of stakeholders to progress the work further. We want to check with stakeholders to make sure we are on the right track. Your input will be used to finalise the Resource. This forum is being held as just one part of the consultation on the Resource. On the day, attendees will:

  • hear an overview of the Resource
  • work in small groups to share practical ideas on how the Resource can be implemented and what format or tools could help
  • provide feedback on the potential use and other general comments about the Resource.

Who can attend?

Anyone with an interest or involvement in improving the health of people with disability is invited to attend the forum to help shape this important document. We are especially keen to hear from: 

  • people with disability, families and carers
  • health and disability service providers and professionals working with individuals with disability
  • education and training providers.



Registrations are essential to attend this event. To register, click on the ‘Registration form’ link below. 

Registrations close Wednesday 14 October 2015. You will be sent confirmation of your registration after this date.


A copy of the Resource is provided in the Attachments section below as pre reading.

Other ways to participate

The forum is just one aspect of the consultation process.

Videoconference session for those in regional/remote

  • Unfortunately videoconference facilities are not available at the venue. If there is sufficient interest, the Network will be hosting a videoconference session on Friday 30 October 2015 from 10am-12pm of a similar format to provide an opportunity for those in regional and remote areas to partake in discussions about the Resource. Please complete the online form to register your interest in the videoconference session. Confirmation as to whether there is sufficient interest to hold this session will be sent to those who registered by 5 October 2015.

Online survey

  • If you are unable to attend or would prefer to provide your feedback online, please complete the online consultation survey.
  • Alternatively if your organisation/service would like to hold a more targeted face-to-face feedback session with your staff or members, please contact us for support in doing so.

Information about other opportunities for consultation will be provided as they are arranged.

Contact information

For more information please contact the Disability Health Network via email healthpolicy@health.wa.gov.au  or phone (08) 9222 0200.


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