Thank you for attending our online event
We are pleased to be able to provide you access to presentations given over the two-day We Can’t Be Beaten online event.
Loud and Clear Queensland (LNCQ)
LNCQ were due to do the opening performance of Having a Say 2021 conference, but due to Covid restrictions the conference was postponed.
So LNCQ put together something special for our two-day online event.
VALID would like to thank LNCQ and you can watch their performance on the right.
‘Life is a Battlefield’ – A COVID-19 Call Up
Uli Kaplan whose documentary Life is a Battlefield was going to be launched during HaS:2021, but he will now do this at a later date and congratulations to Uli, as his documentary has been picked up by SBS and will be aired we hope on International Day of People With Disability.
Uli also has had his COVID vaccination and was encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.
Big Changes at the NDIS
Our online event was at the height of the campaign against the introduction of Independent Assessments by the NDIS.
If you want to see what we had to say about the issue during the event click here for the PowerPoint
Creating Inclusive Communities
This session highlighted the achievements and work of VALID Peer Action Group leaders in bringing citizens together to make positive change in local communities across Victoria. Find out more here
Mental Health Royal Commission
Uli Kaplan and Jon Slingsby, talked about where the Mental Health Royal Commission.
In the report there are 65 recommendations for making the mental health system better. Uli and Jon spoke about some of the recommendations and how they affect people with disability who need support with their mental health.
Their presentation can be downloaded here Royal Commission Presentation – Uli and Jon
Talking about Work
Inclusion Australia presentation about employment for people with disability. Check out their ‘Everyone Can Work’ website for more information.
Disability Royal Commission
Sarah Forbes (VALID) and Catherine MacAlpine (Inclusion Australia) talked about the work of the Disability Royal Commission and the things you need to think about if you are going testify. This includes the support services available to people who wish to testify.
Peter Scott (P.S.) Project
Zoe and Heather from the VALID team provided an overview of the PS Project. This Project is following up people who moved out of Victorian institutions over the last 25 years. See their presentation here
Justice for All Project
The Justice for All project is coming to an end, so Emily and Andrew from the VALID team provided an outline of the project and gave us all a sneak preview of video that will be used to educate staff.
VALID8 Project & VALID Self-Advocacy Networks
The VALID8 team presented on their project, which is to visit disability group homes in Victoria to look at resident empowerment and self advocacy practices.
The VALID8 team have co-designed the VALID8 App to make this process more accessible, both for them and the residents they speak to.
VALID also presented on the self-advocacy network meetings every month in the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Melbourne Metropolitan Regions.
The Network Meetings help people to learn and use their self-advocacy skills. The networks empower members to speak up about things that are important to them and provide opportunities for members to speak up in their community.
See their presentation here
VALID Position Statement on Accommodation
VALID is updating its’ Position Statement on accommodation. This presentation was to start discussion about what we should expect in a ‘home’. Take a look at the slide show here
A Call to Action
During this two-day event people with disability and their families shared their fear and anger about plans to overhaul the NDIS, especially Independent Assessments.
Kevin Stone AM, CEO of VALID and Chair of Inclusion Australia ended the conference with a powerful statement opposing NDIS independent assessments.