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People With Disabilities WA roadshow to visit Geraldton and Mid West to discuss challenges in region

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
People with Disabilities WA wants to hear about the experiences of people with disability.
Camera IconPeople with Disabilities WA wants to hear about the experiences of people with disability. Credit: Jessica Moroney

A advocacy organisation representing the rights, needs and equity of West Australians with a disability will visit Geraldton next week to listen and share stories and better understand the area’s needs.

People with Disabilities WA’s (PWdWA) regional roadshow will travel around the Mid West, starting in Geraldton on Tuesday, June 21, to support engaging with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

The session at the Geraldton Multipurpose Centre will provide an opportunity to give feedback which will influence outcomes for people living with disability in the future.

The Royal Commission was established in 2019 and people have until December 30 to share their experiences.

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PWdWA organisational development and communications officer Vanessa Jessett said the visit aimed to ensure regional West Australians with disability had an opportunity to tell their story.

“We engage in projects to make a positive change in the community,” she said.

“Five PWdWA team members are involved with bringing the roadshow to the Midwest and Wheatbelt regions; two are our DRC advocates, who provide individual advocacy and online information sessions to support engaging with the commission.”

To register for the event, visit Eventbrite or contact Ms Jessett on 9420 7279 or vanessa@pwdwa.org.

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