Insurance Commission Wheelchair Challenge
5 December 2017
Seven Insurance Commission employees will undertake the Wheelchair Challenge during Disability Awareness Week (3-9 December 2017).
Each employee will spend a day in a wheelchair to gain insight to access and inclusion challenges. This is the second year the Insurance Commission has participated in the challenge run by Rebound WA (formerly Wheelchair Sports WA).
Kristylee Sharp, Care Services Manager for the Catastrophic Injuries Support (CIS) scheme, is one of the Insurance Commission staff undertaking the challenge.
Ms Sharp manages a team of care coordinators that work with people catastrophically injured in crashes to obtain the care they need to be as independent as possible.
“The CIS scheme was introduced last year to provide lifetime care and support to people catastrophically injured in crashes in WA”, Ms Sharp said.
“We engage daily with people who have been injured in those crashes and their families, and expect to have a lifelong relationship with them in the CIS scheme”.
“The Wheelchair Challenge is an excellent opportunity for our staff to better understand the challenges our clients face each and every day.”
“By participating, we hope to improve our customer service to clients and ensure their care plans best reflect their individual support needs”.
“This initiative also supports the Insurance Commission’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, which aims to promote awareness of disability and access issues amongst our staff”.