Sylvanvale’s Facing Forward committees are now in full swing, having formed late last year.
The community engagement committees are an exciting initiative led by Sylvanvale’s Board of Directors. The purpose of the committees is to help us to understand and improve the way we work, ensuring we are meeting the needs of those we support. The separate family/carer and participant groups enable us to get two separate perspectives across the regions.
Our parents and carers committee has met three times and discussed a variety of issues such as the NDIS review, property refurbishments, technology updates, Sylvanvale’s strategic plan and the Voice Survey results.
Our participant committee has met once and worked together to produce an Easy Read version of the committee’s terms of reference, which they will ratify at their next meeting in April. The Easy Read terms of reference will help ensure participants come to each meeting informed and can meaningfully participate and contribute to the agenda.
Sylvanvale’s Board of Directors have been enjoying the opportunity to meet – and listen to – families, carers and the people we support.