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In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.

In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues. While there is much training for each of the two aspects of supporting people with intellectual disabilities and those with mental health issues, there is a dearth of training resources for service providers to people with the two co-existing conditions.

Services Provided:

Fortis worked with a wide spectrum of service providers, interest groups and specialists in the field to develop a capability framework, Facilitator Guide, Participant Workbook and Resource list.

Project Outcomes:

  • Agreement among a large group of stakeholders about the training needs for support workers in this area
  • A course outline that meets the needs supported by a Facilitator Guide and participant Workbook
  • Resources to assist agencies in better supporting their employees to deliver quality services to clients with disabilities and mental health issues

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