Progress was made on developing content for the Building Tenancy Skills Workshop when the lived experience Co-Design Team recently met with a number of service providers in a day of information shopping.
The Co-Designers took their shopping lists to each service provider to explore the resources they already have on topics such as evictions, getting behind in your rent, self-advocacy, property modifications, the rights of tenants with disability and managing on a low-income.
They will now work together with the service providers to revise these resources so they are fully accessible to tenants with disability and can be utilised in our Workshop. In fact, by turning these documents into Plain English, and placing them on the websites of relevant service providers, they will be accessible to a much wider range of tenants who need support to maintain their tenancy.
Our thanks to Circle Green, the Financial Counsellor’s Association of WA, People with Disability WA and Consumer Protection for joining us on this journey and for being so open to learning from the practical lived experience and knowledge of the Co-Design Team.
Shelter WA and People with Disabilities WA Inc. are pleased to be managing the Building Tenancy Skills Project funded by the Department of Social Services. For further information about the Building Tenancy Skills Project visit this project page.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information.