We have some interesting online resources and events happening in Perth this month.
The Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019.
The Royal Commission’s terms of reference cover what should be done to:
- Prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Achieve best practice in reporting and investigating of, and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The inquiry will cover all forms of violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, people with disability, in all settings and contexts. The Commission opened its request for submissions on 30/7/19.
One2One would like to assure our valued consumers and staff that we welcome this Royal Commission and we will actively support people to understand and be updated about the Royal Commission as it progresses. We will also support people who wish to make a Submission to the Royal Commission, in every way possible. Our Coordinators will be discussing the Royal Commission and what it is about with all of our consumers, and staff will be advised via newsletter and/or email.
- One2One’s Statement and Guiding Principles in response to the Royal Commission
- Royal Commission Fact Sheet
- Royal Commission Easy Read Fact Sheet
- Royal Commission Easy Read Terms of Reference
- Royal Commission Submission Form
If anyone has any questions or concerns about the Royal Commission please contact Deb Browning on 6278 3900, or you can contact the Royal Commission direct:
- by email at DRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
- by telephone on 1800 517 199 (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday AEDT excluding public holidays)
- by post at GPO Box 1422, Brisbane Qld 4001
Befriend call out to Kwinana (and surrounds) residents
Befriend currently has an opportunity open for individuals who live, work or play in the Kwinana area (and surrounds). Befriend is seeking interested people to participate in an exciting new pilot project that focuses on building connections in the local neighbourhood.
The SPARK Project will connect people in the local area, through simple acts of helping. The project aims to get people more involved in their local community by helping out their neighbours with all kinds of jobs and tasks and building friendships and networks through these experiences. For full details, download the Spark flyer, and check out this short video.
Befriend is actively seeking a mix of Kwinana area residents, with and without disabilities, that are looking to make new friends and become more involved in their community to participate in five short (2hr) workshops over the next six months or so. Participants will receive a $50 gift card at each workshop as thanks for their participation.
Please feel free to inform anyone you know that lives in the Kwinana area to help get this project off the ground.
Click here to express your interest in participating.
Brightwater has developed the NDIS toolkit to help guide individuals with disability and their support network to effectively plan for the NDIS.
The toolkit is designed for individuals and their families, carers and guardians, as well as health and other human services professionals and disability service providers.
Funded by the Department of Communities Disability Services, the toolkit will help you register for the NDIS and prepare for your planning meeting by taking out all the guesswork.
NDIS Toolkit Workshop – Thursday 29 August 2019
Want an easy way to find out about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? Brightwater can show you everything you need, in the one place.
At this free workshop, Brightwater will help you better understand what is needed to access and plan for the NDIS with the help of their NDIS toolkit, which is full of practical tips. Brightwater will show you how the toolkit can be used to make an NDIS Access Request and plan for the supports you need. There will also be time to ask questions about the toolkit.
When: Thursday 29 August 2019 at 10:00am – 11:00am
Where: National Disability Services (NDS) office 12 Lindsay Street Perth WA 6000 Who: The workshop is suitable for adults with disability (16 years and over), with complex support needs and their network (family, friends, carers, guardians)
RSVP:Click here to register your interest by Monday 19 August, 2019
One2One Staff Highlights – John Mugenzi
John brings a ‘can do’ attitude to his role of Support Worker at One2One. We were honoured to present him with a 5 Year Service Award in 2019, recognising the significant positive impact he has had on the people he supports. John has taken the time to get to know both of the men he works with and provides various choices for what they would like to do. Furthermore, John also works well with the staff at other organisations and the families of the men he supports, with their feedback demonstrating how much they have developed in goal areas since he met them. John is honest, reliable, caring and very understanding of individual needs & goals. We hope John remains a part of the One2One team for many years to come.
If you are interested in working with us or would like to read more you can visit our staff highlights here.
Carers WA and Foundation Housing Accessing a Home Project
Carers WA and Foundation Housing are jointly conducting the ‘Accessing a Home’ project (funded by the Department of Communities). An important research and advocacy project, Accessing a Home aims to identify and address barriers people with disability face when seeking adequate, accessible, affordable and safe homes.
The project is requesting:
- People to complete the Accessing A Home survey.
- People to participate in an in-depth interview regarding their housing journey and experiences. Any information would be kept anonymous unless requested.
The final report for this project will be presented in June 2020.
Citizen Advocacy – Is it for you?
Citizen Advocacy is a Federal Government-funded organisation that seeks out vulnerable people with intellectual disability and matches them in a caring, long term, voluntary friendship with a citizen advocate. Someone to be there for them and speak up on their behalf if required.
Check out this link to Befriend’s new events page to see which meet-ups or community game events suit you.
Travel Without Limits
Making travel possible for people of all abilities and needs. Travel Without Limits makes the travel you’ve dreamt about possible. Check out its sourced packages here.
See what DADAA is presenting, new programs and events on its website.