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We’ve got a Superstar in our Midst!

We’ve got a Superstar in our Midst!

We've got a superstar in our midst and are very excited to share that Anna Cooke, one of our specialist support coordinators, was nominated in the category of Most Outstanding Support Coordinator award, in the upcoming Australian Disability Service Conference Awards...

Family Leadership Series – 1

Family Leadership Series – 1

Leadership is not a word we associate with families, more often than not it conjures up ideas of an elected leader or the head of an organisation. However, as parents of children/people with disabilities, we unknowingly use leadership skills as an integral part of our...

Jane Forward, CEO, Blog

Jane Forward, CEO, Blog

Women's Health Week 5-11 September 2022 This week, I was honoured to attend the Woman and Family Health Service annual women’s health week breakfast.   After hearing of our Health Minister’s passion and conviction towards a social model of health, it was with pride...

Jane Forward, CEO Blog

Jane Forward, CEO Blog

In my last blog post I talked about Clare who was winging her way to New York to attend the United Nations Conference of State Parties, showcasing the work of the Valued Lives Innovative Employment program and promoting the benefits of an inclusive workforce....

The Power of Peer – 4 – Parents as Peers

The Power of Peer – 4 – Parents as Peers

For the final in our The Power of Peer webinar series, we are excited to have the amazing Sylvana Mahmic from Plumtree in NSW, along with two of her peer team, Melo and Kylie, to present on Parents as Peers. Sylvana's interest in disability began in 1991 when her...

Peers Around the World – The Power of Peer – 3

Peers Around the World – The Power of Peer – 3

Peers Around  the World What is peer support?   Would you like to start peer supported action? Do you feel lonely among your peers?  Join the worldwide network of peer support and about peer support! For the third in The Power of Peer webinar series we are delighted...

The Power of Peer – 2

The Power of Peer – 2

The first webinar in The Power of Peer series was held on 28 June 2022.  It was a great evening where like-minded people, with a generous sprinkling of lived experience, came together to connect, listen, learn and have good conversation about the power of  peer and...

The Power of Peer Webinar Series

The Power of Peer Webinar Series

We'd love you to join the first of our upcoming Power of Peer Webinar Series on Tuesday 28 June - 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.  which will showcase different ways peer and lived experience effects positive change in communities. Our aim is to engage people with disability,...

Jane Forward, CEO, Blog

Jane Forward, CEO, Blog

  Mandurah to New York - benefits of an inclusive workforce. One of the privileges of this role, is seeing people shine.  Last weekend I had the honour of listening to one of our Valued Lives superstars (Clare Gibellini), talk about assumptions that communities...

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