QDHC. Welcomes you to reflect on and celebrate our 21 years. 21 years. A Journey to Maturity From 1987 “innocent, hopeful, naïve, trusting” To 2008 “ more self-aware, focused, realistic, tenacious”. COMING OF AGE.
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Welcomes you to reflect on and celebrate our 21 years
A Journey to Maturity
“innocent, hopeful, naïve, trusting”
“more self-aware, focused, realistic, tenacious”
That time in life where you reach a new awareness of who you are and what life is all about.
It doesn’t have to be at a certain age. Traditionally it was 21, more recently 18. For some, it is 50 or 70.
And you don’t necessarily have only one!
THE COMING OF AGE!!
IDENTIFYING THE REALITY
DEVELOPING THE VISION
Traditionally, it is a time to be given the key to the door.
QDHC sees it more as a
key to the future.
It must be an inclusive future
………where the community naturally includes, plans for and caters for everyone in the community.
What are the major issues facing people who have a disability?
Given the financial constraints most people and their families experience due to
Location relates to housing that is
The implementation of the One Social Housing System and the associated Client Intake Assessment Process have effectively excluded many people with a disability from Social Housing
(not responding to correspondence and not providing requested information to the Department within one month is a reason for a person’s application for housing to be cancelled.)
Discrimination has always been an issue for people with a disability. Some factors making this worse at the moment:
The ongoing practice of placing people with a disability and people who have a mental illness in privately owned and managed boarding houses/supported accommodation facilities
together with the return to other models of congregated living
means that all people with a disability or a mental illness are at risk of this practice
Access to adequate, accessible information about:
People need access to two levels of advocacy
The recognition of these issues and a committed response to addressing them will go some way to people being acknowledged and welcomed into communities
- William Blake
We look forward to the next phase of our life being
And Thank You