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Making the Most of Change – Managing Your Supports ~ Evening Session

March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Workshop

What does it mean to direct and manage your own supports?

For people interested in self-management, this workshop draws on experience and wisdom from families already self-managing. Look at ways to both manage and direct the support needed to sustain a good life, including recruiting the right staff for the role.

This is one of a series of workshops developed for CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work. It will assist people to think creatively about supports and build an understanding of some of the nitty-gritty of self-direction and self-management under the NDIS.


Who should attend?

This workshop is for people with disability, their families and supporters. Workers are most welcome to attend and learn from an individual and family perspective about managing and directing supports both unfunded and paid.

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About the Presenter:


Photo of Catherine LahertyCatherine Laherty works at CRU as a Consultant, for the last three years focussing on CRU’s NDIS Participant Readiness work.

She has presented many of CRU’s NDIS workshops across Queensland, assisting people with disability and families to prepare for the change to the new scheme and to explore what may be possible.

Catherine is a sister to three brothers, one of whom has a disability.


Related workshop on Self-Direction

CRU is holding a workshop in Brisbane on 12th March called “Seven Steps to Self-Direction: Building right relationship between service users, families & support workers”. These events will be complementary, with some overlap, however Managing Your Supports will have a greater NDIS focus. You can find more information about “Seven Steps to Self-Direction” on the CRU website.


Using Your NDIS Funding at CRU:

For people who are self-managing or using a plan manager, it is possible to use NDIS funding at CRU. To help you work out if this event is a reasonable and necessary support that will help you (or your family member) achieve your goals, see the Learning Objectives below.
For more information about using NDIS funding at CRU, see our website. As CRU is not a registered NDIS service provider at this stage, people who are Agency managed cannot use NDIS funding to pay fees for CRU events.

Participants in this workshop will:
• Clarify the extent of choice and control they would like to have with regard to their supports
• Understand self-direction and self-management and some of the advantages, challenges and practicalities of each of these
• Identify potential barriers and develop strategies that can help sustain and support them in their self-direction/self-management efforts
• Evaluate the range of options to manage their plan of supports based on their own preferences and capacities

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CRU has a 30 year track record of working across Queensland to help people with a disability take control of their lives and take their place in their community

Contact CRU if you need assistance or are unable to register online, by calling (07) 3844 2211 or email us at

How to find the event venue:

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March 27, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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