Disability Employment Services Consultation

The government is working on a new Disability Employment Support model. It will replace the existing Disability Employment Services (DES) program.

The consultation process for the new model has now opened.

There will be some big changes to DES starting in 2023 and this is our chance to have a say on what the new DES model should look like.

The consultation papers are below. More information is available here.

Inclusion Australia is doing a major submission and wants you to contribute.

How can you help?

Inclusion Australia will be talking to people with intellectual disability, families and supporters to hear about:

  • Your experiences with DES
  • What you think DES should be like

IA will be running focus groups on Zoom for people with an intellectual disability:

DateTime (AEDT)Focus group
Monday 29th November1pm – 2pmPeople with an intellectual disability
Tuesday 30th November11am – 12pmPeople with an intellectual disability
Wednesday 1st December2pm – 3pmPeople with an intellectual disability

And for family members and supporters on:

DateTime (AEDT)Focus group
Monday 29th November11am – 12pmFamily members and supporters
Wednesday 1st December12pm – 1pmFamily member and supporters

Please email becky.rowe@inclusionaustralia.org.au if you want to attend.

View or download the consultation papers:

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