Walk in My Shoes...Homelessness

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

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)

Raising Our Voices presenters: Tim, James, Lisa, Pauline, Susan, Norrie and Amanda
Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues.

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Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation

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