Tag Archive: SDA

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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May 18

Commonwealth Ombudsman’s report into the NDIS’s plan review system has revealed up to 8,000 people are stuck waiting for an outcome.

The NDIA has accepted the Ombudsman’s 20 recommendations. CLA urges all Carers to join local carer groups, we have power in numbers to push for urgent action to get the NDIS back on track to deliver reasonable and necessary support to the individual with a significant disability. Administration of reviews under the National Disability Insurance Scheme …

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Apr 21

Proud Performance by Beleura Village Chorus

Another fundraising delight organised by the CLA brings in much needed funds for building accommodation for adults with a disability. On Sunday 8th April, 2018, our fundraising team member Carole organised the very successful High Tea & Silent Auction at the Beleura Village Chorus to Blue Hills Rise Village in Cranbourne raising a whopping $1,965 …

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