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    Events

    Belonging Matters holds a number of events 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. These include seminars, workshops, a bi annual retreat for families and various leadership events.

    Upcoming Events and Workshops

    Our Next Event/s

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    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.

    Tuesday 13th February 2020

    Bendigo Bank - East Ringwood

    62 Railway Avenue, Ringwood East, Vic, 3135

    Self Direction

    Peer to Peer Exchange

    Featured Presenter

    Deb Rouget

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    The idea of an active support network is really an old idea in our society. For people with disabilities, Circles of Support is an idea and practice that has been around for over 25 years. It is not a service or program but rather a group of 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. Circles of Support can enable: more people in the life of each individual who are not paid to be there, an increase in the number of new and positive roles that people hold, reconnection with family members, expanded social and economic opportunities, an important safeguard for the future and a better life. This is a practical workshop and will use interactive exercises, reflection and discussion!

    Tuesday  3rd March 2020

    East Ringwood Senior Citizens Club

    6 Laurence Grove, Ringwood East, Vic, 3135

    Circles of Support

    Workshop

    Featured Presenter

    Teresa Micallef

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    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.

    Thursday 5th March 2020

    Camberwell Library

    340 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

    Circles of Support

    Peer to Peer Exchange

    Featured Presenter

    Teresa Micallef

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    This two day event will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining the good things in life and consider how we may support people who may have been marginalised or disadvantaged to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. This event is designed to assist participants to:

    • Understand social devaluation and its consequences,

    • Learn about Social Role Valorisation as a means of addressing experiences of

      devaluation,

    • Strengthen ones’ motivation to counteract devaluation,

    • Clarify the qualities of the good things in life and how they might be facilitated,

    • Understand the importance of valued social roles and how to develop roles that lead to authentic inclusion in one’s community.

    Tuesday  24th & Wednesday 25th March 2020

    Caulfield Park Sports Club

    280A Balaclava Road, Caulfield Nth, Vic, 3161

    Towards a Better Life SRV Workshop

    Featured Presenter

    John Armstrong

    Previous Events

    To view details of previous Belonging Matters Events click on one of these links: