Survey invitation to Queenslanders living with disability
Published Wednesday, 31 January, 2024 at 11:33 AM
Minister for Child Safety, Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Charis Mullen
- Queenslanders with disability are encouraged to take part in a Queensland Government-funded survey, now in its second year
- The survey aims to help improve inclusion and services
- Results will show over time whether the lives of people with disability are improving
Queenslanders with disability are invited to have their say on their experiences, successes and challenges as part of a ‘Voice of Queenslanders with Disability’ survey.
Now in its second year, the survey aims to help government, business and service providers to understand what is working in different areas – such as employment, getting support, and health and wellbeing – and enhance services and programs.
The survey will find out how different areas are changing over time.
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is working with Griffith University to collect the information, which will be published in an annual report showing trends on the social and economic participation of people with disability, and their experiences of services.
Last year’s survey showed life had improved for one in three Queenslanders living with disability, their family and carers, compared to the previous year.
The Queensland Government’s annual investment of almost $2.5 billion is a key driver of improved outcomes, with the number of National Disability Insurance Scheme participants in the state forecast to grow to over 200,000 people in the next decade.
By conducting the survey annually, it is expected to show over time where the lives of people with disability in Queensland are improving, while monitoring progress of actions under the Queensland Disability Plan 2022–2027: Together, a better Queensland.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability Services Charis Mullen:
“More than 440 people took part in the survey last year, and we hope to see even more participate this year.
“Last year’s survey showed that for most Queenslanders, progress is being made towards an inclusive and accessible state.
“However, there is still more to do.
“And the people who know this best are Queenslanders with disability, their families and their carers – which is why we need to hear from them directly.
“It’s an opportunity to tell us what is getting better, what is getting worse, and what we need to do to build a more inclusive Queensland.
“Ultimately, we all want the same thing and that is to ensure people with disability are supported to fulfil their potential.”
Quotes attributable to Chief Executive Officer, Queenslanders with Disability Network, Michelle Moss:
“QDN is delighted to continue its collaboration with the Queensland Government and Griffith University for the second year in the Voices of Queenslanders with Disability survey and report.
“The first inaugural report provided valuable insights into the lives of Queenslanders with disability, and the reinforcement of this year’s survey will provide further information and data to understand where we are at.
“We encourage all people with disability, families and carers to provide your feedback and insight in helping to shape the future of Queensland."
- The survey can be accessed at www.qdn.org.au/voice-of-queenslanders-with-disability-survey
- Questions are based on the seven outcome areas of Queensland’s Disability Plan: employment and financial security; inclusive homes and communities; safety, rights and justice; personal and community support; education and learning; health and wellbeing; and community attitudes.
- Further information about last year’s report can be found at Voice of Queenslanders with Disability – Queensland's Disability Plan (dcssds.qld.gov.au)
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