Ageing, Disability & Home Care

ADHC Aboriginal NDIS Readiness Gatherings – sample of digital stories

District

Theme

South West Sydney

Gathering

Connecting the DOTS trailer features interviews with attendees (clients, carers, family members, service providers and support workers).

Central Coast

Gathering

Yarning about the NDIS Central Coast video features footage of the gathering, including guest speakers, cultural dancing, interviews with the attendees, footage of the ‘Q&A’ session, workshops and entertainment provided in the evenings of this multiday event.

Client Interview

This digital story centres on Rebecca and her daughter (carer). Rebecca shares her personal experiences as a person living with disability and her experience with the NDIS. She discusses how she accessed the scheme and how the NDIS has impacted her life and the lives of her loved ones.

Mid North Coast

Gathering

In March 2016, the All Communities Together (ACT) NOW held their third Aboriginal Gathering, this digital story features footage of the gathering, including guest speakers, interviews with the attendees, yarning circles and entertainment provided in the evenings and throughout the days of this multiday event.

Client Interview

This digital story focusses on Jessica’s journey and experience with the NDIS. The video features an interview with Jessica who suffers from mental health issues and her mother, Jean. Over the past 3 years they have been part of the NDIS trial rollout and they share their experience of what is covered and how plans can be developed to suit a person with disability.

Carer Interview

Sue Hoskins is a carer from the Coffs Harbour region and has cared for many children. In this digital story she talks about her experience as an Aboriginal grandmother raising a grandson who has a disability. She highlights the type of disability supports she would hope to access under the NDIS.

Client Interview

'Where Are They Now' is a series created by the ACTNOW Aboriginal Gathering. This digital story is centred on Amy Gilbert's story and shares her progress and work experience at the local Warialda Nursing Home.

Client Interview

This digital story features Hilda. She is an independent and driven woman who suffers from blindness. Hilda has been a foster child and knows what it is like to have people speak for her. In the video she encourages people with disabilities to speak up for themselves.

Carer Interview

Susan Williams is an Aboriginal Education Officer and mother of children with disabilities. Susan tells of the innovative ways in which she works with the school. She assists Aboriginal children with disabilities to stay at school and learn new skills and gain greater confidence.

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