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DHHS releases answers to transfer questions

Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 13:51

The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have released a series of questions and answers for residents of group homes, their families and staff. They are about the transfer to non-government service providers in the transition to the NDIS. We picked out a few highlights.

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Paul ans Adam

Growing from strength to strength

Monday, 2 July, 2018 - 14:04

Paul Campbell has been part of the VALID family for the past 14 years. In that time he has attended Northern Self Advocacy Network meetings (NSAN), Having a Say Conference and participated in other VALID events or projects. His mother has seen him grow from strength to strength.

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woman sitting at laptop working on NDIS plan

Being prepared pays off

Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 14:52

Jane Thompson participated in VALID's NDIS - Families as Planning Partners course to ensure that her sister-in-law Jill received the supports she needed to live a fulfilling life in the community. 

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Presenters at Traralgon Breakfast

Disability and inclusive work and sport: is it possible?

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 - 15:29

Having access to paid work and being active in sport are two of the most important ways that we can use to find meaning and connect with others in the community. Yet for many people with disabilities meaningful participation in sport and work is not always something that is available and accessible. Latrobe City, VALID, the Moe Peer Action Group and Disability Sport and Recreation held an event in Traralgon on Thursday 14th June to address these issues.

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Anthony pointing at the whiteboard with information about the NDIS

NDIS needs to address all the issues

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 - 08:39

VALID’s advocacy team is working across Victoria to support people who are transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), including many people who have complex behaviour support needs.

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portrait of Simone Stevens, VALID staff member, smiling at the camera

In someone else's shoes

Thursday, 7 June, 2018 - 12:25

Simone Stevens has been Communications Officer at VALID for two years. Simone is also a great self-advocate and has always wanted to be an advocate. Recently Simone was asked to support someone and learnt the importance of communication and regularly touching base with the client. 

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