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    Belonging Matters holds a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year to inspire, inform and build the capacity of people with a disability, families, allies, workers and professionals to enable people with disabilities to enjoy personally fulfilling and valued lives in the community.


    "The more you attend Belonging Matters seminars, the more you learn and get inspired" (Comment from participant)


    Up Coming Seminars and Workshops

    Free Events

    Peer to Peer Exchange is about people with a disability and families sharing their ideas, experiences, wisdom and knowledge on topics of interest.

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    Circles of Support

    Thursday 28th November

    Camberwell Library

    340 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria

    What is this workshop about?

    The idea of an active support network is really an old idea in our society. For people with disabilities, Circles of Support are an idea and practice that has been around for over 25 years. It is not a service or program but rather a group of committed people who are intentionally invited to come together in friendship and support of a person with disability, for the purpose of achieving their goals and protecting their interests into the future.

    In our first session you will:

    • Meet others interested in Circles of Support.

    • Discuss why Circles of Support are important and what they are.

    • Share ideas and learn from others.


    • RSVP by: 25th September 2019

    Facilitator  Teresa Micallef

    Self Direction

    Thursday 28th November

    Bendigo Bank Meeting Room

    62 Railway Parade Ringwood East Victoria

    What is this workshop about?

    Self-managing NDIS funding and directing one’s own supports is a very empowering way to have control and work towards the good things in life. However, people may be discouraged thinking that self-management is a difficult process.

    In our first session you will:

    • Meet others interested in Self Direction.

    • The importance of vision.

    • Ways you can manage your NDIS funding.

    • What is self-management?

    • Why self-manage.......the pros and cons.

    • Share and learn from others.

    • RSVP by: 9th October 2019

    Facilitator Deb Rouget