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Services provided by the WA Government

People with disability, like all members of the community, often require information or support in other areas of their life.

There are a number of State Government departments with whom the Commission works in partnership for service delivery to people with disability:

Aboriginal Affairs
Promoting cultural awareness in connecting people of Aboriginal descent with WA disability services.

Child Protection
Ensuring the care and protection of children with disability who are at risk in the WA community.

Corrective Services
Supporting people with disability who are caught up in the justice system.

Education
Including and supporting children with disability in schools.

Equal Opportunity Commission
Addressing human rights and discrimination issues for people with disability.

Health
Providing medical and health services to people with disability.

Mental Health Services
The Department of Health is responsible for providing mental health services to people with a psychiatric disability as their primary diagnosis. If a person has a psychiatric disability with a co-existing intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory and/or physical disability, they may be eligible to receive supports from the Disability Services Commission.

Housing
Access to community housing for people with disability.

Sport and Recreation
Participation in community sporting and leisure activities by people with disability.

State Administrative Tribunal and Office of the Public Advocate
Ensuring the protection of vulnerable adults with disability through Guardianship.

Transport
Accessibility and moving around in the community.