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.

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

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

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.