This is People with Disability Australia’s submission to the Disability Employment Services Quality Framework Discussion Paper.
It is important that the DES Quality Framework explicitly states that people with disability are fundamental to every aspect of the existing DES system and its proposed replacement specialist DES model. For this reason, PWDA as a national representative and advocacy organisation with people with disability, has focussed feedback on:
- the importance of people with disability in the new DES model/system
- how to capitalise on people with disability’s involvement in the new model and the services they use
- how to maximise the development and achievement of employment outcomes for people with disability,
- possible adverse impacts of system and provider policies.