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TOWNSVILLE: CRUcial Conversation: Supporting People with Disability to get the Good Things in Life
October 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
About the workshop:
Most people would agree that a good life is likely to include caring and loving relationships and having a sense of belonging well as being able to actively participate in our communities.
However, people with disability may be isolated or very conditionally “in” community through activities which largely fill time with few opportunities to fully participate in life.
Family members, friends, community members and paid workers can all play a positive role supporting people to get the good things in life.
This informal session will explore how people with disability can be supported in ways more likely to help them build good lives in community.
About the Presenters:
Suellen Welch works at CRU as a consultant. Her work focuses on promoting, strengthening and defending person centred and directed responses.
Suellen has previously worked for several small community based organisations in Brisbane in team leader and key worker roles.
Suellen believes in the importance of community and the need to work intentionally to build welcoming communities.
Lisa Bridle works at CRU as Senior Consultant in leadership development.
Lisa has worked at a range of disability and community organisations, as well as being active in parent support and advocacy since the birth of her son 21 years ago.
She is passionate about challenging systems which exclude and limit people’s lives, and building communities which welcome all.
Who should attend:
This informal session will be of interest to people with disability, family members, support workers, service co-ordinators, advocates and unpaid allies and supporters of people with disability.
Need some assistance with fees?
CRU has some capacity to reduce registration fees and assist with other costs, particularly for people with disability and family members not sponsored by an organisation. Contact CRU for more information.
To view CRU’s cancellation policy please visit this link – http://cru.org.au/about/policies/#cancellation