Aimee’s update – 18 September 2020

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In her latest video update, QCOSS CEO Aimee McVeigh talks about Disability Action Week, happening now, and the confidential counselling available through Lotus Support Services for people wishing to share their story with the Disability Royal Commission.

Find out more about Lotus Support Services.


Transcript

This week is Disability Action Week.

Held annually in September, the event raises awareness and educates Queenslanders on how they can play a role in creating an all abilities Queensland – improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community.

The Disability Royal Commission is currently underway and services around Queensland are supporting people to share their experiences with the Commission.

This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use personal experiences to influence systemic change.

To date, the Commission has received more than 1,400 submissions.

Organisations in Queensland can demonstrate their commitment to the human rights of people with disability by supporting people to connect with the Royal Commission.

Micah Projects is offering counselling and support for individuals engaging with the Disability Royal Commission through Lotus Support Services. It’s a statewide service – free and independent, providing confidential counselling and support – whether you are directly engaging with the Royal Commission, or they’re affected by it.

To find out more, please visit Community Door.

Until next week, take care.

18 September 2020