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Salisbury Community Hub (Little Para Room Level 1)

34 Church Street

Salisbury, SA 5108


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This series of SKILL workshops for people living with disability and families is running in Salisbury in August and September 2021.

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Do you want to strengthen your knowledge and ideas for living your best life?

Do you want to build your skills and connect with other people in your community?

The Purple Orange SKILL capacity building project team are delivering a series of 9 NDIS Workshops to the Northern Adelaide Region at the Salisbury Community Hub commencing in August.

The series of 9 FREE SKILL NDIS workshops are for people living with disability, their families, carers and supporters. Our workshops include helpful tips and ideas, a practical focus on real life, local peer presenter stories and guest speakers, and there will be plenty of time for sharing and questions.

Peer support networks will develop from the workshops, with leadership development opportunities for emerging Peer Leaders.

When: Wednesdays: 10.00am – 1.00pm. A light lunch will be provided.

Where: Little Para Conference Rooms, 1st floor, Salisbury Community Hub, 34 Church St, Salisbury. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Please register for each workshop you would like to attend.

Workshop 1 (August 4): Build your Vision: explores ways to build your own best life, inviting you to take charge, identify and make your own choices. Connect with other people, access the information you need, including NDIS Access & Eligibility and other support systems, and look at things that are important to you.

Workshop 2 (August 11): Make your Plan 1: Looks at ways to identify goals and plans to achieve your best life, how to communicate this to the right people. This workshop will give you strategies to choose your own adventure and develop your self-advocacy skills.

Workshop 3 (August 18): Make your Plan 2: Looks at building your NDIS knowledge and capacity and developing skills to navigate the system. Preparing for Plan reviews; annual reviews, requested reviews and changes of circumstances. How to advocate for the supports you want and need. Planning for the future and transitions; aging, moving, life changes.

Workshop 4 (August 25): Manage your Supports 1: Explains how to utilise your supports to build your best life, and ensure you get what you need when you need it. We will look at self-direction and how to self-manage under the NDIS system.

Workshop 5 (September 1): Manage your Supports 2: More detail about the nuts and bolts of the NDIS; how to ensure you get what you need when you need it. Information and links to local supports.

Workshop 6 (September 8): Safeguard your Success: Looks at the important concepts of safeguards and safety, dignity of risk, strategies for raising concerns and the importance of connections with other people. What to do when something goes wrong? Wellbeing and looking after yourself.

Workshop 7 (September 15): Feeling at Home: Explores the meaning of home and the various options for bringing a vision of your own home to life. Building life skills and capacity.

Workshop 8 (September 22): Connect with your Community 1: What else is there besides funded supports? Exploring, identifying and connecting with your community. Links and information on mainstream and community connections.

Workshop 9 (September 29): Connect with your Community 2: Explores the various ways and means of connecting with community and expanding your networks and involvement. It will also look at the benefits of Peer Networks.

Please let us know if there are any accessibility support issues we can assist you with when you register.

All COVID-19 guidelines and requirements will be maintained to ensure everybody’s safety.

Please note by registering for these events you agree to adhere to all COVID-19 infection control protocols on the day.

For further information please contact Andrew Gibson at Purple Orange on 0413 854 863 or email

You can also phone City of Salisbury Community Development Administration: 8406 8368

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Salisbury Community Hub (Little Para Room Level 1)

34 Church Street

Salisbury, SA 5108


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Organiser JFA Purple Orange

Organiser of Purple Orange SKILL Workshops - Salisbury

JFA Purple Orange is an independent, social profit organisation that undertakes research, systemic policy analysis and advocacy across a range of issues affecting people living with disability and their families. We also host a number of user-led initiatives.

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