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CEO Update 17.09

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In this weeks CEO Update find out more about the VMIAC Award, our Disability Royal Commission work, our new staff, and more.

Image description/Alt text: Black text on coloured background. Call for adults with disability without NDIS funding living in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and their families and carers, to complete surveys about their experiences of finding support and services. Research by MDI, BSL and Baptcare.

What, where and how – research into experiences of adults with disability participating in the community without NDIS funding

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Melbourne Disability Institute, Brotherhood of St Lawrence and Baptcare are calling for adults with disability without NDIS funding living in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and their families and carers, to complete surveys about their experiences of finding support and services. What is this research about? Approximately 4 million Australians with disability do not receive

Disability Royal Commission Update

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As consumers, we understand the value of putting trust in people and services to support and care for us. Too often, however, our trust is betrayed. These experiences can wound us, traumatise us, and negatively impact how we see ourselves and the world.  The Disability Royal Commission’s latest progress report, published in August 2021, again

Heidi Everett

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“An exquisite literary memoir about the wonder, the humour, and the realities that exist beyond what is printed in a person’s mental health file” Heidi is a wonderful friend of VMIAC and is currently doing a series of talks in regards to her memoir, My Friend Fox, exploring her experiences of mental health, disability and

Local Service Implementation

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The Victorian Government are currently asking for feedback on the future of Local Services, as part of their implementation of the Royal Commissions Recommendations. As part of this they are currently running a number of surveys, group discussions, and one on one consultations. Find out more below! Survey on the Local Services Engage Victoria website

CEO Update With Craig Wallace | 03.09.21

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Check out this weeks CEO Update with Craig to hear all the details about nominations for the VMIAC awards, new exciting staff appointments and more.

Disability, mental health, and the pandemic

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“In these moments, time changes to something we push through to reach the other side. We are well versed in holding onto the hope that things will improve”. Read our latest Lived Experience Blog by Sar, on Disability, Mental Health, and the Pandemic. Click here to read

TheMHS Conference Melbourne: Scholarship

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Are you interested in attending The Mental Health Services of Australia and New Zealand’s (TheMHS) conference (Virtual) from Melbourne. The conference is on the 12-15 October 2021. VMAIC receives funds to support consumers attending this annual conference and this year we are inviting you to consider making an application for 1 of 6 scholarships to

Carer Jobs Needed

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There are few things as rewarding in life than working with your heart and your mind together. There is a huge shortage of people working in care related roles. This government resource is a great resource for those looking to support their community.

VMIAC AWARDs 2021

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In 2016 VMIAC, as the peak body for consumers in Victoria sponsored the inaugural Consumer Awards.  These awards recognised the significant contribution that consumer workers have made to Victoria over the previous 20 years.  We hosted this award again in 2018 to massive success.  This year, in 2021, VMIAC once again, will sponsor an opportunity