Community Resource Unit has a long history of curating stories of meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities and their families . To date this has been via written articles, books, conference presentations and videos. Today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series:
CRUcial Conversations: Five stories of grassroots leadership and change in the disability community in Queensland.
This episode features the story of Josey McMahon and her twin sister Cathy. Josey and Cathy grew up in a large family in rural Queensland until Cathy moved to live in a large institution where she remained for 47 years. This is the story of how Josey reconnected with Cathy and helped Cathy reconnect with the wider world once again. At its heart this story is about personal change, reconnection and the power of family.
So how can I listen to this episode?
We have created a page on our website which will include links to each episode, and further information about the speakers. This page can be found here: cru.org.au/crucialconversations/.
If you are not familiar with podcasts, here are some instructions that you may find helpful to get you started:
Coming up next…
The following four episodes will feature the stories of Margaret and Jeremy Ward, Anne Cross, Kevin Cocks and Leanne Burke. We are very grateful that these people were prepared to share their very personal stories and to submit to having their decades of experience distilled into just a 30 minute podcast!
These podcasts were funded by the Anne Cross Leadership Initiative, which was established in 2017 to honour the contribution of Anne Cross to Uniting Care Queensland during her years as the Chief Executive Officer. This partnership between Uniting Care and CRU aims to contribute to the development of strong, principled leadership amongst people with disability and families throughout Queensland. Many of you will know Anne as the founding Director and long-time supporter of CRU.
Please support us by sharing this series with your friends, families, colleagues, neighbours and anyone else you think would appreciate these well-crafted stories of grass roots change and leadership.