Disability Lived Experience Workshops


This rocked up in my inbox today. Of interest to students with disability.

Call for people with a disability interested in sharing their views on housing!

A new Housing and Homelessness Strategy is being developed and will provide an opportunity to reform the housing and homelessness system in South Australia over the next 10 years.

The South Australian Housing Authority (SAHA) is undertaking extensive engagement to ensure that the voices of as many South Australians as possible – from a wide range of perspectives – are considered in the development of the new strategy.

As part of the engagement process, the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) will conduct several ‘Lived Experience’ workshops with different cohorts. The workshops aim to give voice to people with lived experience to assist in developing housing and homelessness reforms.

We are seeking people who have physical, sensory, psychosocial, or intellectual disability and are currently or were previously experiencing housing challenges (e.g. difficulty accessing home finance or home ownership, paying mortgage repayments or finding/paying for private rental), discrimination in accessing accommodation, difficulty finding accessible accommodation or lacking security of tenure.

Workshops will be held on Friday 16 August, 10am -1pm and Friday 23 August, 10am -1pm in a convenient city location.  Participants must be able to attend both workshops.

Workshops will be informal and relaxed – there are no right or wrong answers. All information shared during the group is confidential and will remain anonymous.

To thank participants for their time, you will receive a $60 Coles Myer voucher at each workshop.

Please email your details (full name, contact details, information about yourself such as age, ethnicity and housing status) by COB Monday 7 August to Maryke van Diermen.

There are limited spots available in the workshops.

You can find more information on the new strategy at https://talkabout.housing.sa.gov.au/

If you have questions relating to the event, please email or call Maryke van Diermen atMaryke.vandiermen@sa.gov.au or (08) 8413 8160.

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