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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2230 asked in the Legislative Council on 25 June 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 2961- View tabled paper

I refer to the urgent need for better supports for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disability with co-occurring mental illness, and I ask:
(a) have key documents relating to State-wide policy and service models for people with co-occurring issues been developed;
(b) if yes to (a), please table the documents; and
(c) if no to (a):
(i) when are they due to be finalised;
(ii) will they be made publicly available; and
(iii) if no to (c)(ii), why not?

Answered on 21 August 2019

I am advised:

(a) Yes.

(b) A Core Capability Framework (the Framework) for working with people with intellectual disability and co-occurring mental health issues was developed by the Western Australian Council of Social Service. Please see tabled paper no. The Framework has been endorsed by the Mental Health Commission.

(c) Not applicable.