At the International Day of People with Disability event recently hosted by Forbes Council, people with a disability and their families learned about Your Story Disability Legal Support.
Your Story solicitor Rachael Vincent said the service was created to support people with a disability and their networks.
“We understand there are many people with a disability who may want to share their stories,” she said.
“People can share all kinds of experiences with the Royal Commission. This could include negative experiences, or ideas about how we can create a more inclusive society for all.”
“But we also understand that many are worried if they do, their lives may be made worse. That may be through discrimination, or changes to the delivery of their essential services by people who may still be involved in their care.”
“We’re here to empower people to be able to share their stories safely.”
All of the stories gathered in Forbes will inform the Disability Royal Commissions final report, which is expected to be presented to the federal government in July 2022.
The report will make recommendations about how we can make changes to improve the lives of people with disability and empower everyone to live safely and participate equally in society.
Your Story Disability Legal Support will return to the Central West on April 19 and 26.
For more information or to book an appointment call 1800 77 1800 or go to www.yourstorydisabilitylegal.org.au