What Makes A Home
The Importance Of A True Home
A workshop presented by Darcy Elks and Ian Ross
Home Share – Ian Ross
9.30am-4.30pm Sunday 18th October 2015
Rheinberger Conference Centre, Yarralumla (Cnr Weston and Loch Streets)
This Event is FREE but registration is a must and limited
At this workshop you will learn about
- The importance of a true home; how to determine the differences between a place to live and a home
- How to assist a vulnerable person to create a home
- The roles of family, staff and others in supporting people to have a true home
- Homeshare experiences
- NDIS transition and homeshare
About the Presenters
Darcy lives in America and is an educator, consultant, human service evaluator, and advocate on behalf of people who are societally devalued. She has traveled extensively, consulted and taught in many different countries.
Darcy has worked with many different groups of people, including persons who have themselves been marginalized by society, family members, professionals from different disciplines and different human service field, members of faith communities, citizen advocates, etc.
The focus of Darcy’s work is to encourage attitudes and structures, which promote social value and inclusion for people who have disabilities and other people who have been devalued and excluded. Darcy’s passion is to help create inclusive communities: communities where we are all welcome and where we can each use our gifts for the good of one another. Over the years, Darcy has developed and taught workshops that focus on devaluation, its consequences, and what can be done to effectively deal with these dynamics.
Darcy has 3 children, 2 of whom have recently graduated from High School and are moving in to their young adult lives. Darcy’s focus over the past 5 years has been to assist her children and other young people to have full meaningful I inclusive adult lives. Her desire is to see young adults leave school and develop exciting lives that are grounded in personal gifts, talents, and interests.
Ian came to Community Connections as Executive Director in 2011. Ian Ross brings over 20 years of experience working in disability services both in Australia and in the UK. Ian has worked as a direct support worker, as a service manager, as a policy writer, and as a manager of tenders, grants, and contracts. As Disability ACT’s Senior Project Officer Ian supported the development of three family governance projects, and the establishment of many new individual support arrangements.
Lee has been Community Connections Homeshare Manager since the inception of the programme in Canberra in December 2012. He joined the organisation in 2010 as a case manager supporting people with disabilities to live independently. He came to Australia in September 2009 with his family having lived previously all his life in UK.
Homeshare offered an exciting new challenge and the chance to get something he believed in off the ground from a start-up position. Two and half years on he still enjoys the role very much and at the time of writing has made 39 homeshare matches in Canberra.
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