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by Tony Roma
posted 21/08/2017

People With Disability Take Control

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My Choice Matters will empower people living with disability in inner-city Sydney to get the most out of their lives and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme at a free workshop in Potts Point on Thursday 31 August.

My Choice Matters is an independent organisation working with people with disability to live life their way and get the most out of the changing disability system. The NDIS will completely shift the way disability support is provided across Australia. People will have an opportunity to receive individualised support and funding, which is a significant change from the current system. However in order to take full advantage of the NDIS, people with disability, their family members and carers will need to think in advance and prepare for their planning meetings.

thought_bubblesThis not only requires new skills and knowledge, but also new thinking and confidence. This is where My Choice Matters comes in. Our goal is to help people learn and practice new ways of doing things and develop and grow skills in three key areas: choice, voice and control – three very important qualities people should have in their own lives.

Our Get More Skills: A Good Life workshop facilitators discuss the NDIS, and how setting goals can help participants make the most of the new system. We provide practical hands-on activities and take home tools. Workshops are free and open to anyone with a disability or who is a family member or carer, and we are able to supply interpreters, personal care and other assistance to make them as accessible as possible.

Facilitator Robyn Russell is excited to be visiting Potts Point to run the workshop. Travelling all around the state she sees first-hand the benefits people are experiencing from being better informed about the NDIS, options and plans, and forming their personal goals.

“We give people the chance to really think about their lives and the things that are important to them as individuals, rather than just what is ‘on offer.’ They start considering hopes and dreams that they had put to the side due to a lack of opportunities. People leave the workshops feeling they have a practical starting point and that they know how to move forward towards a good life,” Robyn Russell says.

To register for a workshop visit the events page on our website www.mychoicematters.org.au or call 1800 144 653.

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What: Get More Skills: A Good Life workshop

When: Thursday 31 August, 10.00am – 2.30pm

Where: Rex Centre, 58A Macleay Street, (Entrance near Baroda Street) Potts Point, NSW 2011

For more information contact Communications Officer Angus Hohenboken on 0447313205 or email angus@nswcid.org.au

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