Housing for people with disability: Let’s take action will be the eighth NDIS Symposium hosted by Griffith University on Monday 8th August, 2016.
It comes after overwhelming concern expressed over accessible housing at the previous symposium in February.
Rather than paraphrasing, we’ll reprint the summary of the Symposium at the registration page:
Since 2014, the Griffith University NDIS Symposia Series has brought together people with disability, their families, researchers and professionals to ask some challenging questions about the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Housing is fundamental for people to enjoy life, take part, learn, love and live with dignity.
For far too many people with disability, housing is part of the struggle to be included and to participate in community and family life.
The symposium in February 2016, “Housing for people with disability: a place to call home”, attracted unprecedented levels of concern.
People with disability spoke out:
– They want housing that is well-designed, secure, affordable, and well located.
– They want to choose where and who they live with–like everyone else.
– They want a housing system that includes them and they want action now.
To have a housing system that includes us all, this Symposium in August asks:
“What does inclusion look like?” and “What needs to happen now?”
Delegates will hear about the recent research by Griffith University, National Shelter and Queenslanders with Disability Network on what people with disability want in order to find and maintain a place they can truly call “home”.
Queenslanders with Disability Network will also launch a position statement on housing for people with disability and will seek input for a plan of action. This will be presented to both the State and Federal Governments.
The Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works is concurrently developing their Housing Strategy and Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon Michael de Brenni MP, will open the event.
The venue and presentation formats are fully inclusive for people with disability, families and carers, with concession tickets available. Auslan interpreters, live captioning, hearing loop, accessible tagged PDFs and on-site support workers will be available on the day.
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Tickets to the Symposium are $185 full price and $50 concession.
Monday, August 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Grey Street South Brisbane, QLD
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