The idea of an active support network is really an old idea in our society. For people with disabilities it is an idea and practice that has been around for at least 25 years.
It is not a service or program, rather Circles are a group of people who are intentionally invited to come together in friendship and support of a person with disability, for the purpose of protecting their interests into the future.
In this workshop, presenter Libby Ellis, will:
- Introduce you to a Circle of Support
- Look at strategies for success
- Troubleshoot the common areas of challenge
- Learn about taking the steps to start a Circle of Support, or taking some steps to re-boot your existing one, or to strengthen your circle.
- Get you to take your next best step, however you define that
When: Fri 15th May, 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm
Venue: Elsternwick Park Sports Club
170 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick
Cost: Concession card holders/family member $55 | Standard/Professional $200 | Companion Card and Bursaries available on application
Who is the course for: People with a disability, family/circle members, friends/allies, support workers and others interested in developing Circles of Support with people who have a disability and other people who may be at risk of marginalisation.
To find out or to register for the workshop please visit Belonging Matters: http://www.belongingmatters.org/#!worskhops/c1tz8
Registrations close 11th May.
For further information please contact Belonging Matters on 9739 8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org