Creating Change Together
We are a social profit organisation on a mission to create a world where people who live with disability have a fair go at what life has to offer.
Address by Robbi Williams, CEO, JFA Purple Orange, to the Believe Housing Australia Disability Housing Roundtable, Adelaide, Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Today we joined several organisations to urge the State Government to support and mandate the minimum accessibility standards for new residential construction projects based on the Livable Housing Design silver standards under the National Construction Code 2022.
This International Women's Day 2022 we are sharing stories of women living with disability who #BreakTheBias. Meet this year's nominees and learn more about amazing women who are advocating for the disability community.
We’re going digital with the SKILL workshops! Do you want to learn how to build your best life? Are you interested in building an NDIS plan with the supports that you want? Reach your goals, choose your own adventure and more!
The only way our communities will become truely inclusive of people living with disability, is if they are involved in planning and decision making. Here is a great example of what that looks like.
There was a poem that I wrote, which is my version of disability.
Under the moonlight where the winds blow
The bird and the tree sing out to me
I gently touch the only life I know.
Mark my words.
Hold my hand.
Nothing is broken.
Nothing is wrong.
Supported decision-making is a process based on the assumption that everyone can and should make decisions and deserve to be supported to do so. Many people with disability, especially those with intellectual disability, have their decision-making power taken from them in the form of substituted decision-making.