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Belonging Matters

Thursday, 7 November 2019 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NDIS Plan (GST free)
This rate is for people with a disability and families/carers paying out of their NDIS plan (this ticket price is ex GST)
Ended $20.00 $0.00
General Concession
This rate is for people with a disability, families, and Health Care Card holders who are paying as an individual (not from their NDIS Plan)
Ended $22.00 $0.00
This rate is for professionals or people with a disability and families who are attending who are employed by or represent a service, support or advocacy organisation, company or corporation.
Ended $44.00 $0.00
Agency Sponsored
This rate is for agencies who wish to sponsor people with a disability or families who use the services of their organisation.
Ended $33.00 $0.00
Student Full Time   more info Ended $22.00 $0.00
Student Part Time   more info Ended $33.00 $0.00
Companion Card   more info Ended Free $0.00

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When and Where

Thursday 7th November, 2019, 9.30am - 4.00pm .

Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, VIC


What is this Workshop about?

Home is a vital part of our lives. It not only provides us with security, privacy, comfort and control but it reflects our identity, our deep sense of who we are and how we connect and belong in our neighborhood. Yet for many people, particularly with intellectual disability and Autism, home is designed by others with little control over the decisions that most people take for granted. In this workshop, through the journey of others, we will explore innovative and interesting ways to empower and assist individuals to create a home they can call their own.

What we will disucss in this workshop:

  • What does it really mean to have your own home and is it possible?

  • Creating and holding a personalised vision for home

  • How to address individual needs

  •  How to develop a creative range of supports

  • Choosing who to live with

  • Ways of managing your supports

  • The findings of the Individual Supported Living (ISL) project

  • tories about people living in their own home with a range of supports

This is a practical workshop and will use interactive exercises, refection and discussion!


Who is this Workshop for?

This workshop will be of interested to people with a disability, mental illness or other vulnerabilities, families, advocates and professionals. Everyone is welcome.


About The Presenters

Brooke Nation is the Director, Strategic Advice as part of the Research and Inclusion Division of the National Disability Insurance Agency. Brooke will give an update on Individual Living Options (ILO).  ILO aims to design a support model that specifically considers the needs and preferences of a person with a disability. It not only supports a person to live where they choose, but enables a person to increase their independence and maximise their social and economic participation with a combination of formal and informal support


Professor Keith McVilly PhD is the Foundation Professorial Fellow for Disability and Inclusion, in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Keith will describe the findings of the Individual Supported Living (ISL) project which evaluated 130 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in their own homes with the necessary support. This presentation will inform future accommodation options that provide more choice for people with a disability. 

Keith will also be joined by two families who will share their journey to support their sons to live in their own home with individually tailored support


Feedback From Previous Events?

Transformational. Real life stories. It’s possible for our son to have a “normal” good living arrangement in the future. Enlightening and fantastic – I look forward to taking the information back to my organisation. Inspiring, refreshing and wonderful. Changed my mindset about planning for my daughter’s future. It’s a progressive thinking and empowering way of action. Motivating. Thought provoking. Just excellent





To guarantee a place please register early by completing the registration form on line. If requiring assistacne to register please contact Belonging Matters. A receipt will be issued once payment is received. Registrations close on 6th November 2019. Bursaries are avalible on application. 

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03 9739 8333

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When & Where

Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill, VIC

Thursday, 7 November 2019 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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Belonging Matters

Belonging Matters is a small not for profit community education and advisory service developed by families who have a passion for social inclusion! We are people friendly and value driven. On this web site you will find a range of useful resources that aim to inspire and build the knowledge of people with a disability, their families and allies to enable people with a disability to have opportunities and pathways typical of other citizens in the community - lives that are personally fulfilling, unique, socially inclusive and empowering.

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