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Aboriginal NDIS Readiness Gatherings

ADHC is rolling out Aboriginal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Readiness gatherings across NSW.  The gatherings target Aboriginal people with disability, their carers, family and communities in NSW:

  • Enabling information exchange with Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Including eligibility, access and support planning.
  • Providing information about the NDIS to Elders and leaders to take back to their communities.
  • Establishing trust and communication pathways for ongoing conversations between government, non government services and Aboriginal community members regarding the NDIS.

The gatherings bring Aboriginal communities together, provide speakers and formal information.  They also enable open communication through ‘yarning circles’, workshops, cultural displays and entertainment.

The information is provided in a language and format that Aboriginal people understand.  This provides a culturally safe environment where Aboriginal people with disability, their carers and families feel heard and listened to, and are given the opportunity to speak and ask questions.

Follow this link to view video stories of Aboriginal people with disability accessing the NDIS and video clips from previous Aboriginal NDIS readiness gatherings.

A list of confirmed future events are shown below.  Many additional locations are planned and will be added to this page when confirmed.

DateLocation Event NameContact

8/08/2017

Forbes

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

9/08/2017

Cowra

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

9/08/2017

Corrimal

NDIS Pre-planning Workshop

Marilyn.Brown2@facs.nsw.gov.au

9/08/2017

Corrimal

NDIS Pre-planning Workshop

Marilyn.Brown2@facs.nsw.gov.au

17/08/2017

Yarrawarrah/Red Rock

Tracks to the NDIS

Liz.Campbell@facs.nsw.gov.au

21/08/2017

Bourke

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

Darren.smith2@facs.nsw.gov.au

22/08/2017

Brewarrina

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

22/08/2017

Marrickville

Our Journey Yarn Up’s

ourjourney@facs.nsw.gov.au

23/08/2017

Nyngan

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

25/08/2017

La Perouse

Our Journey Yarn Up’s

ourjourney@facs.nsw.gov.au

29/08/2017

Jannali

Our Journey Yarn Up’s

ourjourney@facs.nsw.gov.au

30/08/2017

Nowra

NDIS Pre-planning Workshop

Marilyn.Brown2@facs.nsw.gov.au

31/08/2017

Redfern

Our Journey Yarn Up’s

ourjourney@facs.nsw.gov.au

4/09/2017

Lightening Ridge

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

5/09/2017

Walgett

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

5/09/2017

Kingsgrove

Our Journey Yarn Up’s

ourjourney@facs.nsw.gov.au

6/09/2017

Coonamble

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

7/09/2017

Coffs Harbour

Tracks to the NDIS

Liz.Campbell@facs.nsw.gov.au

7/09/2017

Coonabarrabran

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

7/09/2017

Burwood

Our Journey Yarn Up’s

ourjourney@facs.nsw.gov.au

12/09/2017

Hornsby

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
preplanning support for the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

brookejoy@lifestart.org.au

18/09/2017

Mudgee

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

19/09/2017

Wellington

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

20/09/2017

Narromine

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

kareena.vincent@facs.nsw.gov.au

11/10/2017WingdangNDIS Pre-planning Workshopslinkers@southcoastams.org.au
25/10/2017North NowraNDIS Pre-planning Workshopslinkers@southcoastams.org.au

24/10/2017

Hornsby

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
preplanning support for the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

brookejoy@lifestart.org.au

7/11/2017

Hornsby

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
preplanning support for the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

brookejoy@lifestart.org.au

5/12/2017

Hornsby

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
preplanning support for the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS

brookejoy@lifestart.org.au

Various

Hunter/New England

NDIS Readiness Yarn-Ups

Elizabeth.Ervine@facs.nsw.gov.au

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