WA Disability & Housing Forum

Through the Opening the Door project, Shelter WA is partnering with Rights & Inclusion Australia, and Enliven Community to host a series of online and workshop sessions intended to support people with disability to achieve choice and control with their housing options.

The Opening the Door project is trying to help people with disability to make their own choices and take control of their housing options themselves.

We all have to deal with the complexities of the housing system. Various conventions, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), outline the rights to adequate housing for all people, including those with disability. Article 19 of the CRPD notes:

  • Persons with disabilities have the right to choose how and with whom they live.
  • Persons with disabilities have the right to the full range of in-home and community supports to realise and sustain their living arrangement of choice and more broadly for social and community inclusion and participation.

Sessions

The Western Australia Disability & Housing Forum commences on Tuesday, 12 July with a series of free events over two weeks.

Week 1: Online Sessions
– Online Session 1 – Pathways to Housing for People with Disability in Western Australia (Tuesday, 12 July 11:00am – 12:30pm)
– Online Session 2 – Dealing with Tenancy Issues for People with Disability in Western Australia (Thursday, 14 July 11:00am – 12:30pm)
– Online Session 3 – National Disability Insurance Scheme – Home & Living supports (Friday, 15 July 11:00am – 12:30pm)

Week 2: Workshop Sessions (face-to-face)
– My Housing Matters Workshop, Perth (Tuesday, 19 July 10:00am – 2:00pm)
– My Housing Matters Workshop, Bunbury (Thursday, 21 July 10:00am – 2:00pm)

Register

To find out more details, including how to register for the WA online and workshop sessions, click here.

More about Opening the Door

Rights & Inclusion Australia is leading the delivery of the Opening the Door project, on which Shelter WA is a partner. The project aims to support people with disability to achieve choice and control with their housing options. The project is for all people with disability regardless of their type of disability or age, and whether they are a participant in the NDIS or not.

If you should have any queries, contact david.havercroft@riaustralia.org.