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Disability Royal Commission Support NEW PROJECT-OPENING DOORS -Renting for all; AMIDA NDIS appeals, Department of Social Services Advocacy DVD, AMIDA Housing Know Your Rights DVD

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AMIDA has received funding to support people with disability to share their stories to the Disability Royal Commission in Victoria from the Department of Social Services.

The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago.

Hearing from people with disability, families, support people, organisations and the broader community helps the Royal Commission understand the extent and the impact of violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation against people with disability. This will help us to make recommendations to prevent it from happening again.

Sharing your experiences with them will help them to:

  • understand the extent of the problem
  • learn more about the contexts in which abuse is more likely to occur
  • understand the impacts on people with disability, their families, support people and our community
  • gather information relevant to their investigations and research program.

The Royal Commission cannot decide or resolve individual cases or award compensation.

The Royal Commission acknowledges that coming forward to share your experience is a big step. We want to make it as easy as possible. Please tell us about any support you need. Counselling and support and Legal support is available to help you. mark@amida.org.au or project@amida.org.au

OPENING DOORS – Renting for All is information for people with a disability, led by people with a disability that will guide you through the process of renting and connect you to information about the world of Real Estate.

You will hear personal stories on our website and DVD with easy to access videos which will get you thinking as you begin looking for your new home, whether is it in the city, the suburbs or the country.

AMIDA housing advocacy has closed its waiting list until such time as we are able to cover all on the waiting list. We will announce when we have the capacity to reopen our service.  https://openingdoors.net.au/


For information on the NDIS appeals please download these files NDISAppeals (pdf) NDISAppeals (txt) or visit the NDIS Appeals page

National Disability Advocacy Program

The purpose of this DVD is to ensure that people with disability, their families and carers have access to information that will assist them to be more aware of the role that disability advocacy can play in their life, the responsibilities of advocacy organisations and how to access advocacy support. It contains information about the six advocacy models funded under NDAP and includes stories told by people with disability, who have benefited from advocacy support, and the advocates who have worked with them.

Housing Know Your Rights DVD

All of the other Housing Know Your Rights DVD’s are on the Project/SARU page or click here


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