Mental health consumers, carers, service providers and other key stakeholders have the right to participate in, actively contribute to, and influence, the development of government policies and programs that affect their lives and businesses. This document sets out the responsibilities of all participants in co-design.
The WACOSS Co-Design Toolkit contains a range of practical Tools for effectively engaging funders, community service organisations and the users of community services in the Co-Design of programs and services.
The Toolkit was developed using resources from a Capacity Building Grant from the Western Australian Department of Finance.
The Co-Design Toolkit is freely available for use by community sector and government agencies and others. If using the Toolkit or publishing extracts from it please ensure that the Western Australian Council of Social Service is credited as the author of the original material.
Use this Tool if you are in a Government Department with responsibility for commissioning services or for engaging community service organisations in tackling an issue or meeting a community need, and you have assessed that Co-Design is appropriate.
This Tool is to assist Community Sector organisations in preparing to respond to an invitation from Government to be involved in the Co-Design of programs and services relevant to their areas of expertise.