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‘connections – building inclusive communities’

‘Connections – building inclusive communities’

 

One in five Australians live with disability (ABS 2015). Many of these people want to be connected into community and have the same opportunity to actively join in church and community life.

‘Connections’ is funded by an NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant to work collaboratively with churches, community members, families, carers and people living with disability to locate strategies that build supportive and inclusive communities for people living with disability. 

People with disabilities and their carers have co-designed workshops and developed 10 practical guides to highlight inclusion opportunities and ‘easy wins’ your church or community service can make to be more accessible and inclusive, and create genuine opportunity for people with disability to participate and thrive. Indeed, we believe that inclusion makes us all stronger, healthier and more reflective of genuine Christian community.

 

We would love your church to get involved! Host a ‘Connections’ workshop

This interactive workshop offers tips and tools to:
  • promote awareness of disability 
  • overcome barriers to inclusion to enable people to reach their potential
  • locate a person’s strengths

 

The workshop covers:
  • Myth-busting disability
  • Ways to find each person’s potential
  • Creating pathways from charity to opportunity
  • Working with National Disability Insurance Service NDIS opportunities

 

Through open forums participants share stories, insights, ideas and strategies around developing inclusive communities because we are better together.

For more information about the connections project click here.

Workshops are conducted at a venue and time to suit you. The Project Coordinator Sophie will tailor the workshop content with you and connect you to local NDIS services as part of the process.

 

Register your interest in hosting a workshop with the Church Support Team:
Project Coordinator: Sophie Laguna 0418 359 225, Project Manager: Anne van Loon 0409 921 337
E: churchsupport-team@baptistcaresa.org.au

 

Upcoming ‘Connections’ Workshops:

Click here for more details.

 

Inclusion Guides

 

To find out more about Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) visit: www.ndis.gov.au/community or click here to watch a video. 

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