In this form, the Hon Martin Foley, MP will discuss the intent of Specialist Disability Accommodation payments and how they will operate under the NDIS. He will also report on the work of the Implementation Taskforce Housing sub-group which has been discussing models to encourage the housing industry to invest in accessible housing – a great opportunity presented by the NDIS.

A panel discussion will follow Foley’s presentation, with panellists from a variety of backgrounds :

  • Brian Donovan (facilitator) – Geelong Parent Network
  • Jim Simpson – NSW advocate for privatisation of accommodation services
  • Stephanie Gunn¬†– NDIA
  • Keith Fagg –¬†former Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong
  • Elly Stewart – Parent
  • Michael & Marianne Dalton – Housing Choices Australia
  • Jacqui Pierce – Geelong Accommodation Project

What: Future Housing & Accommodation Options Forum & Panel Discussion
When: Friday 10 February 2017
Time: 9:30 – 11:00am
Where: Costa Hall @ Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong
Cost: Free to delegates of the Having a Say Conference, $30 for non-conference delegates which includes a brunch following the forum.
Register: By Friday 3 February 2017

To register contact Brenda at the VALID office:

Phone: (03) 9416 4003

Download the event flyer here.