ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Disability & healthcare

Last call: Focus group on experiences in healthcare - 28 June 2018

Are you a person with a disability or a carer? 

We want to hear your experiences of healthcare in Canberra.

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has been gathering stories from people with disability and carers willing to share their experiences as users or potential users of the preventative, primary and/or tertiary health care in Canberra.

The project is part of work under the National Disability Strategy to improve access to healthcare for people with disability and is being supported with funding from the Office For Disability in the ACT Government.

We want to hear from a mix of people with different disabilities who have connected with the health system in different ways with different results.  This might include people accessing preventative health, such as screenings or check-ups or people who have been in hospital or other settings.

We've had a great response but we still have a few final opportunities open to take part in the appreciative inquiry focus group (2-3 hours) to be held from 1pm to 5pm on 28 June 2018. The group will reflect on what we've heard so far and feed into a report which identifies areas for change.

People involved will receive remuneration for their time and expertise. Any health information gathered during the project will be de-identified.  


If you would like to get involved please contact Craig Wallace by COB Friday 1 June 2018 via [email protected] or call 02 6202 7208 for more information.