Progressive Planning for Good Housing Outcomes in an NDIS World with Ross Coverdale


When and where

Friday 7th June 2019

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: Free
18/71 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford (parking available at the front of office)
Includes light refreshment

Who is this workshop for?

Parents/Carers who would like to know more about housing choices for their family member with intellectual disability within the context of the NDIS.


Over the last decade, Araluen have researched and documented over 30 models of housing and support for people with disabilities. At this workshop our guest speaker, Ross Coverdale, CEO of Araluen, will share with you intimate provider and family experiences of housing journeys, and give insight into:
• What makes for a good life;
• What makes a house a home; and
• How access to new funding streams is driving innovation in the sector.
Traditionally, disability housing has been a one-size-fits- all model, with group homes identified as the solution of choice. Ross will propose the idea that progressive planning and deliberate exploration of housing models that promote choice and control for people with disability is the way forward in this new era.

Register your interest

RSVP: Monday 3rd June


Ross Coverdale - CEO Araluen
Since 2007 Ross has been the CEO of Araluen, a disability service based in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne, that is at the forefront of developing innovative support for adults with intellectual disabilities. He has 35 years experience in the community sector having worked in homelessness, mental health, youth work, and literacy promotion. In between these roles he spent three years undertaking village-based community development and managing HIV/AIDS projects in Africa.

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