About the Event
This informative and interactive workshop is all about:
- Tips on employing quality support people
- Tips on how to be the best employer ever
- Looking after yourself and your support people
- Putting the fun into your funding!
A one day workshop for personalised budget holders. Events free for disabled people, family, whanau and their allies.
Getting a personal budget to assist with building a good life is a great thing. With over 7,000 personal budget holders in Aotearoa NZ, the movement to self-direction is gaining momentum. There are many elements which are very positive but there are some challenges which disabled people (or their agents) encounter as employers.
Two of the key challenges are:
- Recruiting retaining the right talent, and
- Ensuring our own wellbeing as employers
This event will focus on these two important matters. Recruitment is one of the hottest topics in any conversation within a self-direction environment. Getting the recruitment process right can literally transform a person’s life, getting it wrong can have negative consequences.
Self-care and wellbeing is also vital. This event will assist participants to build a tool box of personal wellbeing skills that they can use for themselves and with their support staff.
This one day event is being hosted in eight locations across the country over February and March 2020. In some regions it is preceded by a one day workshop that specifically focuses on the fundamental strategies and methods for ‘getting the best out of your individualised budget’.
To register, please email Erin Geaney (email@example.com) or fill in the enquiry form.
- 24 March 2020
- 9am – 3:30pm
- Lindisfarne Workshop & Community Centre
- Corner of Lindisfarne and Miller Streets, Invercargill
- Free for disabled people, family, whanau and their allies.
Each workshop will be hosted by either Claire or Tony. They will be supported by a variety of co-presenters who have lived experience or are family members
As a young man Tony spent a number of years in hands on support roles assisting other young men try to have as ‘normal’ a life as possible. He was deeply confused about the contrasting reality between his own life and the life of the young men he was supporting. This led him to learn about the dynamics they were encountering and what could be done to increase people’s chances of getting a better life.
Over the last 25 years he has been engaged in a wide variety of voluntary and paid roles with disabled people, families, organisations and communities. He is currently the National Training Manager for Imagine Better, on the Board of cbm NZ and a member on the Disability, Faith and Spirituality Council of NZ.