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

Focus on Home provides a small facilitated group opportunity for families (or unpaid advocates) who hold a vision for their son or daughter with intellectual disability and/or Autism to move into a home of their own (sometimes referred to as individualised living options or arrangements). Click her for further info

Focus on Community Pathways also provides a small facilitated group opportunity for families (or unpaid advocates) who hold a vision for their son or daughter with intellectual disability and/or Autism and to live a full, meaningful and inclusive life in the community. This group will be useful for those planning a life after school but is relevant to others. Click her for further info

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Safeguarding The Future

 Webinar Series Session 1 

Exploring a range of creative and proactive safeguards.

Featured Presenters

Jeremy Ward

Live Webinar on Zoom

18th of August 2020, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm 

About These Webinars

A safeguard is a measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable happening. For example, if you run a business, you might develop a succession plan to safeguard it when you’re no longer able.

People with an intellectual disability often rely on family, friends or advocates to provide safeguards around their quality of life and prevent bad things from happening, especially when they have difficulty communicating.

This task can be difficult when the challenge becomes future oriented rather than reacting to what arises. For example, safeguarding the person’s vision for a full, meaningful and inclusive life when a parent is no longer able due to ill health, or dies. This is often a fundamental concern for families and advocates but there are things that can be intentionally put into place to enable people with intellectual disability to continue to have access to the good things in life.

Over 2 sessions, these webinars will address a range of proactive, effective and creative safeguarding strategies for the future, together with more formal means such as wills and estate planning.

 
Who are these workshop for?

These webinars are primarily for advocates of people with intellectual disability or families who have sons and daughters with intellectual disability.

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Safeguarding The Future

 Webinar Series Session 2 

Wills, estate planning and supported decision making.

Featured Presenter

Margaret Duncan

Live Webinar on Zoom

25th of August, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm 

About These Webinars

A safeguard is a measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable happening. For example, if you run a business, you might develop a succession plan to safeguard it when you’re no longer able.

People with an intellectual disability often rely on family, friends or advocates to provide safeguards around their quality of life and prevent bad things from happening, especially when they have difficulty communicating.

This task can be difficult when the challenge becomes future oriented rather than reacting to what arises. For example, safeguarding the person’s vision for a full, meaningful and inclusive life when a parent is no longer able due to ill health, or dies. This is often a fundamental concern for families and advocates but there are things that can be intentionally put into place to enable people with intellectual disability to continue to have access to the good things in life.

Over 2 sessions, these webinars will address a range of proactive, effective and creative safeguarding strategies for the future, together with more formal means such as wills and estate planning.

 
Who are these workshop for?

These webinars are primarily for advocates of people with intellectual disability or families who have sons and daughters with intellectual disability.

Previous Events

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

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