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Disability Capacity Building Project Co-Design Team

Are you an LGBTIQA+ person living with disability? Do you want to build, improve and share your skills and confidence in self-advocacy? Then we want you to apply!

Thorne Harbour, in partnership with Inclusion Designlab, have received an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant from the Australian Federal Government to co-design a range of capacity building activities and resources for LGBTIQA+ people with disability.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from LGBTIQA+ people with disability to be part of a co-design group which will guide this important project across the next 12 months.

Participants will take part in 6-7 training sessions, and help us co-develop and deliver:

● Peer-led forums

● Inclusive and accessible workshops and events

● Multi-media content including videos

● Resources to share learnings to broader LGBTIQA+ disability community

● Evaluation of the project

If you would like to be in the co-design group, please fill in the EOI application.

The EOI must be submitted by midnight, Tuesday 12th November.

All will be notified by Friday 15th November.

What: 6 to 7 sessions over the next 8-10 months, running for 2 and a half hours, with breaks. Sessions will take place outside of work hours.

When: The first session will take place on Thursday, 21st of November, at 6 pm.

Where: Meetings will be held at Thorne Harbour Health, level 5, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Payment: You will be paid $120 per session. Please communicate any access costs on your application (eg. Auslan interpreters, transport).

Application questions:

Please submit your expression of interest addressing the following points to ruby.mountford@thorneharbour.org

  1. A statement of who you are, why you are interested in this project, and what you would like to get out of it.
  2. Please indicate if you have lived experience with any of the following (you can choose multiple options)
    • Intellectual disability
    • Acquired brain injury (ABI)
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Using a wheelchair
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Vision impairment
    • Deaf/Hearing impairment
    • Other neurodiversity
    • Other
  1. Your understanding of self-advocacy, and your experience with it.
  2. Your interest or experience in training development and delivery.
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