26 September 2023

Partnership for disability deliveries

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The Department of Communities has formed a partnership with Cahoots Connects and National Disability Services to provide a delivery service to individuals isolated in their homes during the COVID-19 emergency.

The partnership will target people with disability and mental health conditions, older Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, giving them access to a central 1300 helpline, with information and links to emergency relief services.

Minister for Disability Services, Stephen Dawson, said Cahoots Connects, a non-profit organisation supported by the State Government, would provide the service free for eligible Western Australians.

“People will pay only for goods purchased, with experienced staff and volunteers available to take calls and deliver essentials,” Mr Dawson said.

“Cahoots will manage the project and oversee all delivery to ensure a quality service is delivered across the State. Eligible people will also receive training through the helpline to use pre-existing online shopping services.”

He said it was reassuring to know that Cahoots Connect could provide the service in partnership with the Department.

“Cahoots Connect allows people with disability and other vulnerable people to self-isolate without fear of going without essential items,” Mr Dawson said.

“I’m proud to support organisations like Cahoots and National Disability Services that provide invaluable services to people living with disability.”

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