Community Resource Unit Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of a new website we have developed as part of our NDIS Participant Readiness program. This website has been created as a resource for people with disability and their supporters, both paid and unpaid.
Our idea was to create a website that explored what makes a Good Life and some of the things that can be done to create and sustain this for a person with disability. We have gathered some great content that already exists on this topic and created some new resources that highlight key ideas and share the wisdom of others. By following the links you can see where the resources have come from and continue your own research. As well as resources from around the world we have highlighted local resources that are relevant to the Australian and Queensland context. We trust that this means there will be a mix of familiar concepts, old favourites and new resources that will be of interest to everyone that CRU is connected with.
New Pages Launched
In the first four pages we addressed what we mean by the Good Life and how it can be intentionally brought to life for a person with disability. We have looked at the importance of friends and family also known as informal support and in these pages we want to address the role of funded services and formal supports. The NDIS will provide more funding to more people in more flexible ways so it is timely to explore what is possible, what others are trying and what opportunities are now available.
We also know that assisting someone who lives with disability to access the good things in life is not simple and doesn’t just happen, so we have added a page on understanding what gets in the way and strategies for challenging some of the common blocks and barriers. It is our hope that these next two pages will build on the existing material and continue to offer ideas, strategies and practices that can help people with disability have access to the richness of an ordinary life.
Keep up to date
As we add more resources we will be providing updates on the website itself, our Facebook Page and through our Mailing List.
Accessibility and thanks
We take the accessibility of our websites very seriously. We have engaged a private contractor with extensive personal and professional experience in using screen readers and we have gone to great lengths to incorporate their feedback. That said, please email us if you have any issues with the use of this website.
We welcome your feedback and thoughts on this new website. We expect this website to continue to grow and evolve so please let us know if there are any resources you would like to suggest.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this website, it has been an ambitious project and we are pleased with the results. Our hope is that you will find it a relevant and helpful resource.
If you find this website useful we invite you to share this website with other people you feel might find it of interest.