Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

My Home, My Way workshop 2024

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Start: Thu 29 Feb, 2024 09:30 End: Thu 29 Feb, 2024 17:00

Location: Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT 2612

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An in-person full-day workshop exploring individualised and innovative ways that people with disability have used to create their own homes while getting the support they need.

  • Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • 9:30 am – 5:00 pm AEDT
  • Canberra Rex Hotel – 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT
  • Registration is free thanks to funding from the Department of Social Services.

What this workshop is about

Home is a vital part of our lives. It provides us with security, privacy, comfort and control. It also reflects our identity, adulthood, and a deep sense of who we are and how we connect and belong in our neighbourhood.

Yet for many people, particularly those with intellectual disability and Autism, home is designed by others. Individuals are left with little control over the decisions that most people take for granted. Some families wonder if it’s even possible for their family members to live in their own homes.

In this practical and interactive workshop, we will explore individualised and innovative ways that people with disability have used to create their own homes while getting the support they need.

This workshop has been designed specifically with residents of the ACT and surrounding regions in mind. If you are located in another state or territory, please see below for workshops that are relevant to your state or territory.

What we will discuss in this workshop

  • What it really means to have your own home
  • The essential elements that make a person’s home their own
  • How to find the inspiration and certainty that a person with disability can have their own home
  • Creating and holding a personalised vision for home
  • First steps to consider when creating a home of your own that’s unique to you
  • How to test ideas to live in your own home and how to implement the ones that work
  • A range of home options and creative supports
  • Working collaboratively to address common barriers, challenges and fears
  • The concept of Home as a part of having a good life within a community and neighbourhood
  • Setting up for long-term safety and success
  • Stories about people living in their own homes with a range of support.

Workshop details

  • Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • 9:30 am – 5:00 pm AEDT
  • Canberra Rex Hotel  – 150 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT
  • Registration is free thanks to funding from the Department of Social Services

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Who is this workshop for?

This workshop will be relevant to people with disability, their families and supporters as they think through how they might move into and thrive in a home they can call their own.

How to register

Registrations close: Thursday, 22 February 2024 at 5:00 pm AEDT

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Accessibility

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to our events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact us by email: anne(at)imaginemore.org.au with your request by Monday, 19 February 2024, so that arrangements, where possible, can be made.

Coming to a state near you!

This workshop is brought to you by Imagine More as part of the My Home, My Way initiative by the National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO).

It was financially assisted through an Information, Linkages and Capacity-Building Grant from the Department of Social Services,

If you are outside the ACT and the local region, please consider attending the workshop hosted in your state or territory by your local National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO) member. You’ll hear information that is tailored to your location.

Resources about Home developed through NACBO partners

My Home, My Way website

www.myhomemyway.com.au

This website contains many resources, often written or produced by people with disability and their supporters. These resources will assist in holding a vision for each person, no matter what their needs, to live in their own home with a range of personally tailored supports.

My Home, My Way podcast

https://myhomemyway.podbean.com/

This podcast contains information and stories from people with disability and their supporters.

ILO (Individualised Living Options) Toolkit

https://ilotoolkit.com.au/ 

This toolkit was developed to support people with disability who are interested in pursuing an Individualised Living Option (ILO) through the NDIS. Please contact your local NACBO organisation directly to get support with ILO arrangements.

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