Walk in My Shoes...Homelessness
Homelessness and it's effect on people with disabilities.
If more politicians had a lived experience of homelessness, institutionalisation or disability would we see a change of government support?
Ariane Garner-Williams, James Teeken, Jane Rosengrave and Pauline Williams discuss homelessness and how it happens.
AMIDA are currently putting in a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness which closes on March 16th 2020.
In the lead up to this we revisit A Walk in My Shoes - a discussion held in 2017 in response to the Victorian governments announcements at the time on tackling homelessness and the impact on people with disabilities.
At the time of the discussion - the Federal Government had rejected all calls for a Royal Commission into institutional abuse of people with disability. As we know an election took place and the government bowed to pressure from advocates everywhere . The Royal Commission is now under way and will run for three years until 2022. We await the outcome.
For more information contact AMIDA on (03) 9650 2722
Music: The Choir of Hard Knocks live cover of Missy Higgins The Special Two (Melbourne Town Hall 2007)
Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation