Support women with disability through the Local Support Coordinator
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
- 10 Implement community-led and tailored initiatives to address the unique experiences and needs of communities affected by multiple forms of discrimination or inequality.
What are we doing?
The Local Support Coordinator provides practical support, information and advice for women with disability. The position was established to respond to community needs and acknowledging that women with disability experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence by a greater number of perpetrators.
- Support women with disability through the Local Support Coordinator is an action under Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019–2022 (Safe Families, Homes, Communities) and is funded by the Commonwealth Government under the National Plan.
What is next?
Safe Homes, Families, Communities actions commenced implementation on 1 July 2019.
What difference will we make?
Compared to their peers, women with disability experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence by a greater number of perpetrators. Their experiences of violence last over a longer period and result in more severe injuries. Acknowledging the vulnerability of women with disability experiencing violence, the intended outcomes of this action include:
- Increased ability of all Tasmanians to access family violence services; and
- Increased ability for women with disability to access family violence services.