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    My Home My Way: 2-part workshop about creating home - Mount Gambier

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    My Home, My Way 2 Part Workshop Mount Gambier - Thursday, 6th June and Friday, 7th June - 10:00am -1:00pm - Wulanda Recreation & Convention Centre, 7 Margaret St, Mount Gambier

    Home is a vital part of our lives. It not only provides us with security, privacy, comfort and control but it reflects our identity, our adulthood and our deep sense of who we are and how we connect and belong in our neighbourhood. Yet for many people, particularly with intellectual disability and Autism, home is designed by others with little control over the decisions that most people take for granted. In these workshops we will explore individualised and innovative ways that people with a disability have created their own home, while getting the support they need. There will be guest speakers and personal stories of how we can make home in all different ways.

      Topics covered in these workshops include:

    • What does it really mean to have your own home and is it possible?
    • Creating and holding a personalised vision for home,
    • First steps to consider when creating a home of your own that’s unique to you, 
    • Living in your own home and settling in,
    • A range of home options and creative supports, 
    • Addressing barriers, challenges and fears,
    • Home as a part of community and neighbourhood,
    • Setting up for long term safety and success, and
    • Stories about people living in their own home with a range of supports.

    These workshops will be relevant to people with developmental disabilities, their families and supporters as they think through how they might move into and thrive in a home they can call their own. Drawing from the experience of people and families who have done this before, this practical and down to earth workshop will explore the first steps to consider, the essential elements of what makes a house a home, and setting up for long term safety and success.

    Ticket options

    People with disability and families have two ticket options, a $20 ticket or a free ticket. If you feel able to pay for the workshop you are welcome to buy the $20 ticket. 

    The professional ticket is for people working in the disability sector who will be attending the event as part of their paid role. 

    Attendees must attend both days.

    This workshop is brought to you by JFA Purple Orange as part of the My Home, My Way initiative by National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO). It was financially assisted through a Department of Social Services, Information, Linkages and Capacity Building grant.


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