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Inquiry into Accommodation and Intensive Family Support Funding for People with Disabilities

Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:13 Nov 2013
Tabling date:08 May 2014
Deadline for submissions:23 Dec 2013
Date Ended:08 May 2014
Committee:Community Development and Justice Standing Committee (2013 - 2017)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements: 05/08/2014
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:The Committee met on 13 November 2013 and resolved to initiate an inquiry into the provision of funding for accommodation and intensive family support services by the Disability Services Commission. The inquiry will examine:
1. The adequacy of current processes for determining funding support for people with disabilities who live with their families;
2. The level of unmet need; and
3. The nature and extent of planning required to meet increasing demand for these support services in Western Australia in the future.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
04 Dec 201310:00 AMLegislative Assembly Meeting Room (Parliament House)People with Disabilities Western Australia (Inc)Mr Andrew Jefferson (Executive Director)
19 Feb 201410:00 AMDisability Services CommissionDr Ron Chalmers (Director General)
26 Feb 201410:00 AMCommitted About Securing Accommodation for People with Disabilities (CASA)Ms Carol Franklin (Co-Founder)
26 Feb 201410:45 AMDevelopmental Disability WAMs Taryn Harvey (Chief Executive Officer)
12 Mar 201410:00 AMNational Disability Services (WA)Mr Terry Simpson (State Manager), Ms Frances Buchanan (Operations Manager), Ms Sue Shapland (General Manager of Member Services, Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA), Ms Rel Morris (CEO, Valued Independent People), Mr David Granville (Service Development and Strategic Relations, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy)
12 Mar 201410:45 AMBrightwater Care GroupMrs Janet Wagland (Manager, Services for Younger People), Ms Sandy Komen (Manager, At Home Services)
19 Mar 201409:30 AMHeadwest WAMs Lee-Anne Brenssell (CEO)
19 Mar 201410:15 AMMs Sue Harris (former CEO of Developmental Disability WA)
19 Mar 201411:00 AMDisability Services CommissionProf. Sherry Saggers (Chair, Independent Priority Assessment Panel), Ms Mary McHugh (Senior Manager)
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Christopher Andrew Jefferson (Executive Director, People with Disabilities (WA) Inc) on 4 Dec 2013
Evidence by.. Dr Ron Chalmers (Director General, Disability Services Commission), Ms Marion Hailes-MacDonald (Executive Director Funding, Disability Services Commission), Ms Fleur Hill (Director Strategic Services, Disability Services Commission) on 19 Feb 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Taryn Harvey (CEO, Developmental Disability WA) on 26 Feb 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Carol Franklin (Co-founder CASA), Ms Deirdre Croft (Parent/Carer CASA), Mr Robert Ryle (Parent/Carer), Mrs Lesley Ryle (Parent/Carer) on 26 Feb 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Janet Wagland (Manager, Services for Younger People, Brightwater) and Ms Sandy Komen (Manager, At Home Services, Brightwater on 12 Mar 2014
Evidence by.. Mr Terry Simpson (National Disability Services WA), Ms Frances Buchanan (National Disability Services WA), Ms Susan Shapland (Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA), Mr David Granville (The Centre for Cerebral Palsy), Ms Norelle Morris (Valued Independent People) on 12 Mar 2014
Evidence by.. Mrs Lee-Anne Brenssell (Chief Executive Officer, Headwest) on 19 Mar 2014
Evidence by.. Ms Sue Harris on 19 Mar 2014
Evidence by.. Dr Sherry Saggers (Chair, Independent Priority Assessment Committee, Disability Services Commission) and Ms Mary McHugh (Manager, Strategic and Executive Services, Disability Services Commission) on 19 Mar 2014