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Disability Awareness - "That's The Normal Thing To Do "

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Published on Sep 25, 2009

Disability Awareness - "That's The Normal Thing To Do" is a personal experience which raises awareness of the practice of forced cotenancy by the Queensland Government. This is as a direct result of block funding, whereby a service provider is funded for the number of individuals they can provide care for. This creates institutions that are not client focused and does not offer people choice as to who they live with. We would like to see more individualised funding for people with disability in Queensland. This shall offer people choice over WHO provides their care, WHAT that care is and WHERE they live. These are basic human rights. Individualised funding is more affordable and personalised which ensures people receive the care they want, not the care organisations feel they should have.

If you are in a similar situation to Jean and Mike, or their daughter Samantha, we'd love to hear from you. We have a vision that this video shall inspire others to share their stories of dealing with forced cotenancy and how block funding is destroying their lives. We want to hear from you. We need to hear from you.

Suggestions:
Use the 'film' option on your digital camera
Record a video using your mobile phone
Use the camera on your computer (the one you use for Skype)
If you want to edit, use the basic software that should come free with your computer

The video doesn't need to be fancy and it doesn't need to be complicated. It just needs to be you sharing your story. The more stories we have the more the powers-that-be shall see this is not as an isolated case but rather that Jean and Mike's story is representative of a large and motivated population!!!

Get keen!!!

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