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Get in touch with Project Manager, Kathryn Woods at any time on 0419 431 223 or via email at myhealthmycommunication@dareds.com.au

Get in touch with Project Manager, Kathryn Woods at any time on 0419 431 223 or via email at myhealthmycommunication@dareds.com.au.

Get in touch with Project Manager, Kathryn Woods at any time on
0419 431 223
or via email at
myhealthmycommunication
@dareds.com.au
.

Read about the latest project updates below.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

Project Update June 2022

DARE Disability Support and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are working together to create solutions to improve communication in hospitals for people with [...]

Project Update April 2022

The project is pleased to provide the first update for 2022. As the project ticks along behind the scenes, COVID-19 has certainly been an ongoing [...]

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps [...]

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update [...]

My Health My Communication Newsletter Update June 2021

Welcome to our first newsletter! We are excited to publish our first newsletter update for the project! Over 160 participants have been involved [...]

People with Disabilities are Leading a New Project to Improve Communication in Hospitals

Belinda grew up in the Blue Mountains and attended Nepean High School. When she was young she was hit by a car. This left her [...]

Several Dignitaries Sign on to Back Project

DARE Disability Support has reached out to several notable community members to get involved with the Launch of the My Health My Communication project [...]

Project Announcement

Announcing an exciting new project! DARE Disability Support and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are collaborating on a new project: My Health [...]

Project Update June 2022

DARE Disability Support and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are working together to create solutions to improve communication in hospitals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DID YOU [...]

Project Update April 2022

The project is pleased to provide the first update for 2022. As the project ticks along behind the scenes, COVID-19 has certainly been an ongoing challenge to us all, particularly to our partners in health. Lockdown, restrictions, Omicron and things [...]

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating [...]

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed [...]

We can all help to improve communication for people with disabilities

Communication is more than just words. Around 5% of the population, or 1.2 million Australians have a communication disability. Communication disability can arise if a person has a health condition affecting their speech, language, listening, understanding, reading, writing, or social skills.

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few [...]

My Health My Communication Newsletter Update June 2021

Welcome to our first newsletter! We are excited to publish our first newsletter update for the project! Over 160 participants have been involved to date and we greatly appreciate the time they have taken in sharing their stories. [...]

People with Disabilities are Leading a New Project to Improve Communication in Hospitals

Belinda grew up in the Blue Mountains and attended Nepean High School. When she was young she was hit by a car. This left her with a weak side, a limp, and brain damage. Working at DARE Disability Support is [...]

Several Dignitaries Sign on to Back Project

DARE Disability Support has reached out to several notable community members to get involved with the Launch of the My Health My Communication project launch. Due to COVID-19, we have decided to use the launch of our website as [...]

Project Announcement

Announcing an exciting new project! DARE Disability Support and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are collaborating on a new project: My Health My Communication. The aim of this project is to improve health communication for staff and [...]

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

Project Update June 2022

DARE Disability Support and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are working together to create solutions to improve communication in hospitals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DID YOU KNOW? Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. People with intellectual and [...]

Hospitals only note a person’s intellectual disability 20% of the time – so they don’t adjust their care

People with intellectual disability only have their disability noted by hospital staff in one in every five hospital admissions, a new study shows. Recognising someone has a disability is critical to their care. This finding helps explain why many people with intellectual disability do not get hospital care that best meets their needs.

Project Update June 2022

DARE Disability Support and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are working together to create solutions to improve communication in hospitals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DID YOU KNOW? Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. People with intellectual and [...]

Hospitals only note a person’s intellectual disability 20% of the time – so they don’t adjust their care

People with intellectual disability only have their disability noted by hospital staff in one in every five hospital admissions, a new study shows. Recognising someone has a disability is critical to their care. This finding helps explain why many people with intellectual disability do not get hospital care that best meets their needs.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

Project Update June 2022

DARE Disability Support and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are working together to create solutions to improve communication in hospitals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DID YOU KNOW? Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. People with intellectual and [...]

Hospitals only note a person’s intellectual disability 20% of the time – so they don’t adjust their care

People with intellectual disability only have their disability noted by hospital staff in one in every five hospital admissions, a new study shows. Recognising someone has a disability is critical to their care. This finding helps explain why many people with intellectual disability do not get hospital care that best meets their needs.

Project Update June 2022

DARE Disability Support and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are working together to create solutions to improve communication in hospitals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DID YOU KNOW? Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. People with intellectual and [...]

Hospitals only note a person’s intellectual disability 20% of the time – so they don’t adjust their care

People with intellectual disability only have their disability noted by hospital staff in one in every five hospital admissions, a new study shows. Recognising someone has a disability is critical to their care. This finding helps explain why many people with intellectual disability do not get hospital care that best meets their needs.

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You can get involved in the project at any time. This may include providing stories, allowing us to interview you, or just being placed on our email list to get regular updates.

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    Get In Touch

    If you would like to be involved in the project, fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch!