CRU is committed to creating and sharing videos which tell stories and share insights that can further inspire the community living movement and the broader disability sector at large. As the creation of good quality videos is labour intensive, the number we have produced is limited, more titles will be added in the future.

CRU commissioned the DVD, “Together in Partnership” which can be purchased from our Online Store.

We are uploading news videos regularly to our YouTube channel which can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CommResourceUnit

Inclusion DesignLab: Introducing Circles of Support…

CRU created two videos for the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Circles of Support and Microboards (COSAM).  The first was a montage of Circle Members reflecting on what it means for them to be invited, included and involved involved in a circle of support. The other film is a discussion between three circle facilitators discussing the…

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NACBO: Workforce Innovation through Self-Managed Supports

In collaboration with the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO), of which CRU is a founding member, CRU developed two films that explored self-managed arrangements from the perspective of support workers. Workforce Innovation through Self-Managed Supports is a website developed by NACBO, has been designed to resource people with disability, their families and supporters who…

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AMPARO Advocacy: Esperance’s Story

As part of the Queensland Government’s NDIS Participant Readiness Project, Amparo Advocacy contracted CRU to create a film aimed at the Swahili speaking Congolese Community in Queensland.  We filmed Esperance in her own home, with the assistance of Mercy, a local interpreter.  The following films aims to communicate how paid supports can be used to…

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Michael Kendrick on…

CRU invited Michael Kendrick to our office to interview and film him discussing the topics of leadership and change.  Below is a selection of clips made from these sessions with more to follow. The value of imagining better Why is imagining better important? The leadership challenge of imagining better Learning to imagine better

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Griffith University Symposium. “NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access”

CRU proudly partnered with Griffith University, AMPARO Advocacy Inc and Queenslanders with Disability (QDN) on the ninth Griffith University NDIS Symposium. In this event titled “NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access”  asked the question:  What steps will ensure people from CALD backgrounds with disability are best supported by the NDIS?.  The presenters were chosen from a variety…

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New Opportunities: Wisdom from the NDIS trial sites

These videos are from footage taken our our “New Opportunities for a Good Life: Experiences from NDIS Trial Sites” events.  Theseone day forums, held in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Rockhampton and Hervey Bay showcased stories by and about people with disabilities and their families who have been involved in various NDIS trial sites from across Australia. These…

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Bringing the Good Life to Life videos

These videos were created for our resource website Bringing the Good Life to Life.  The footage came from CRU events held in Brisbane and Rockhampton and share stories and topics including: The power of planning Focusing on potential The value of real work for real pay How low expectations limit the Good Life Starting small…

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Good Life Films

These video have been made for our website Bringing the Good Life to Life, designed to help people prepare for the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme. Each video shares but a glimpse into these peoples lives as they pursue ordinary lives:  at school, at work, in their own homes, with their friends and family and…

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Aoife O’Toole: Agency Transformation

The ‘Agency Transformation’ events held throughout October were designed to assist managers and other key decision makers to think through the core requirements for authentic service transformation so that services would be individually tailored and designed to assist people with a disability to live better lives. The workshops were hosted by Community Resource Unit (CRU)…

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Janet Klees: Building Lasting Relationships

Janet Klees has been coordinator with the family-governed Deohaeko Support Network for the past 15 years and has been deeply affected by the lives of the people that she has come to know. Janet is the author of two books “We Come Bearing Gifts” and “Our Presence has Roots” that are both for sale in the…

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