JFA Purple Orange Workshops for people living with disability, family and friends to be held May, June and July 2013 in Adelaide.
JFA Purple Orange is holding a series of workshops in Adelaide from May through July. The workshops explore how people living with disability can move towards a good life, especially given the changes to how disability support is funded. All workshops are held from 1:00pm—3:30pm at Our Space, 104 Greenhill Road, Unley, Adelaide. The workshops are free to attend (cancellation policy applies) and refreshments will be provided. Registration is essential.
These workshops target people living with disability and their families who are able to engage in an ordinary workshop format. A separate workshop will be held in September for people who may need extra help with learning. Contact us for details.
Workshop 1 is called You and Your Life. The description of this workshop is as follows. Thinking about who you are and the life you want to live. Explore how you see yourself and imagine a good life. The workshop is based on our Model of Citizenhood Support and explores a life that doesn’t have to be just about receiving disability services. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
Workshop 2 is called Making a Plan, Moving towards the life you want. The description of this workshop is as follows. Explore different approaches to planning to achieve what works best for you and examine the government requirements if your plan includes spending government money. This workshop will be held on Friday 24 May 2013.
Workshop 3 is called Choices and Voices, Finding information and being heard. The description of this workshop is as follows. An overview of the changes to disability funding locally and nationally: what is individualised funding and how will it affect you? Explore how to get the information you need and where to get help to make informed choices and have your voice heard. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 29 May 2013.
Workshop 4 is called Connected, Navigating into community life. The description of this workshop is as follows. Explore ways people actively connect into community life, including going beyond standard respite and day support options. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 5 June 2013.
Workshop 5 is called Choosing your Personal Assistance, It’s your support. The description of this workshop is as follows. Explore the relationship between a person and the formal assistance in their lives, and what you might look for when choosing a person or agency to assist you. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 12 June 2013.
Workshop 6 is called My Home, My Castle, Creating your sanctuary. The description of this workshop is as follows. Explore the difference between a house, a home and a support staff workplace, and what might work best for you. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 19 June 2013.
Workshop 7 is called Safeguarding for a Good Life, How to stay safe while living your life. The description of this workshop is as follows. Explore the relationship between vulnerability and risk, and how greater awareness of safeguards, and thinking about your own attitude to risk, may help you do more of the things you want. This workshop will be held on Wednesday 3 July 2013.
Workshop 8 is called Leadership. The description is as follows. Explore the options of consumer led entities and the NDIS. The date for this workshop is still to be confirmed.
A cancellation policy applies to all workshops. Once registered it is important you attend or nominate a proxy or provide seven (7) days notice of cancellation as places are limited. Otherwise you may be charged a cancellation fee of $20 (except in extenuating circumstances). By registering you agree to these terms.
Voice and Representation for the Social Fabric of Australia
National Workshop Wednesday 27 February 2013
Expressions of Interest – Inaugural Leadership Council
Expressions of interest are invited in presenting papers, workshops, and activity proposals. Abstracts should be submitted in no more than 300 words by 31st December 2012.
We are inviting expressions of interest in joining a Leadership Council to guide the development of the peak body
Further information at www.civilsociety.org.au
0425 722 890
Closes 1 March 2013
The Kirk Robson Awards recognise the outstanding leadership in community arts and cultural development, particularly in the areas of reconciliation and social justice. The awards acknowledge that true leadership is based on the values of inclusiveness, consensus, and self-determination.
$10,000 per award recipient. Up to two nominations may be awarded. Nominations will be accepted from organisations, communities and individuals (aged 30 years or under).
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