The North West Regional Strategy on Information aims to support a consistent approach and standards in making information accessible to young people with disabilities and their families. The strategy was developed by a Working Group of cross sector representatives from the North and West Melbourne region.
Following the development and launch of the strategy, CTS has convened a Steering Committee made up of representatives from specialist schools, local government and further education providers as well as parent of a young person with a disability to drive its implementation.
The vision of the Information Strategy is that young people with disabilities and their families and carers will have consistent and convenient access to information in order to make informed decisions that enable them to participate in their communities fully.
The objectives of the strategy are that information is made available in:
- A timely manner
- A range of places
- A range of formats
Strategy partners will work towards these objectives:
- within their own organisations
- with other organisations and
- with young people and their families and carers.
To download the strategy, click here.
The Steering Committee with CTS are planning a forum to showcase the NW Melbourne Information Strategy which will be held in early May 2018. The forum will promote the strategy across the region and showcase the successes that have developed because of the work completed behind the Strategy. An evaluation report is currently being prepared. The Steering Committee have provided feedback and recommendations and the report is now in final draft. It will be launched and made available at the forum.
The strategy was launched on 1 June 2016 at an event hosted by the Brimbank City Council. Click here to read about the launch and see photos from the day.
If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner in the strategy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Taylah Kiely on 0401 795 970 .