Tag Archive: Community

Dec 02

All Abilities Sailing at BYS

A personal story from a CLA Member and Volunteer about the All Abilities Sailing Program at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. We’ve moved from Melbourne to live in Rye since late 2017 and loving it. My adult son, Jamie especially shown his enthusiasm and happiness since being here. Apart from everything else, attending the Sailability Blairgowrie has definitely …

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Nov 27

FREE All Abilities Day next Wednesday 5 December

ALL ABILITIES DAY is happening next Wednesday 5 December from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Come and try a range of sports, dance and art activities as well as a BBQ lunch – all for FREE! Bookings essential and will be closing very soon (the Shire has extended the deadline so make sure you don’t miss out!) …

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Nov 24

Every Australian deserves the choice to have a home of their own

The issue of a severe lack of appropriate housing and accommodation options for people with intellectual disability, and the consequential impact of ageing parents who continue to provide care for their sons and daughters living with an intellectual disability is escalating at an alarming rate. Please read here an open letter to Minister Dan Tehan from Justin …

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Nov 07

Could this have been the best CLA party yet?!!

Table with raffle prizes

Report on our Carers’ Lunch 2018 – our annual event held in carers week to recognise our carers – the unsung heroes in our community – an event to relax, make friends & enjoy the entertainment.   The Morning Star Estate ballroom was buzzing with chatter and song. Chris McConechy even got the crowd marching …

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Oct 25

Inquiry into “market readiness for the provision of services under the NDIS”

Markets, Markets, Markets. We hear a lot about markets when it comes to the NDIS. But without attention to how markets are operating, the choice and control promised by the NDIS will become meaningless. Please read here how The Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS were so concerned about how things were going they recently conducted …

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Oct 17


Dear Members and supporters, CLA’s chairman Kevin Turner & board extend an invitation to attend our 8th Annual General Meeting   Date: 12th November 2018 Time: 10am for 10.30am – 1.30pm Venue: Mornington Shire Office (Council Chamber) – Cnr Main & Queen St Mornington   _________________________________________________________ There are 3 board positions to fill, anyone wishing to …

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Oct 10

Family funded independent advocacy is needed now !!

Family Advocacy

We need social justice for all Australians. Please click here for CLA’s submission ‘Victorian Disability Advocacy Futures Plan 2018-2020 – Discussion Paper A‘ (PDF 528kb). To view this document you need the free Adobe Reader which you can download here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/. #WMHDAY1 #WorldMentalHeathDay #MentalHealthDay

Oct 09

NDIS an Illusion For People With Complex Needs

NDIS an Illusion For People With Complex Needs

NDIS an Illusion For People With Complex Needs | Many National Disability Insurance Scheme recipients with complex and challenging support needs are not seeing the benefits the NDIS is meant to deliver, Victoria’s Public Advocate says.

Aug 22

Celebrating Carer’s Week with Lunch & Show

CLA Carers lunch sponsors

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO: CELEBRATING CARERS WEEK LUNCH & SHOW   Date: Mon 15 Oct’18 Time: 10am for 10.30am start – 2pm Venue: Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza _________________________________________________________ FEATURING: Bernadette Mether Vaughan Wilson Piano Beleura Village Choir Chris Mc Conechey (The Master Of The Washboard) HOSTED BY PATRON JUDY BARRET MC Russell …

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Jul 30

Invite: CLA General Meeting & Guest Speaker August 2018

CLA Members & Parents/Carers welcome   Date: Mon 27 August Time: 10am for 10.30am start – 1.30pm close Venue: Conference room Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Rd Mt Eliza _________________________________________________________ General meeting attendees welcome @ 10am or 11am for guest speaker GUEST SPEAKERS at 11am: Ashley Whitelaw OT Student Monash University Frankston & Libby Callaway …

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