Whats Your Story?
We are looking for people from the Albury region to share their stories of living with a disability for possible inclusion in a submission to the:
Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
The Disability Royal Commission was established in April 2019 in response to community concern about widespread reports of violence against, and the neglect, abuse and exploitation of, people with disability. These incidents might have happened recently or a long time ago.
.The Disability Royal Commission will investigate:
preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
In partnership with Relationships Australia's Paul Townsley, Project Leader
Disability Royal Commission Counselling and Support Service (DRCSS) and
Johanna Schmidt final year Social Work student (Disability Royal Commission Project) , Blue Goose Coordination and Counselling, This Is My Brave Australia's (TIMBA) Executive Officer Tim Daly will be holding two information and storytelling workshops on
Wednesday 24th November from 2pm -3:30pm
Wednesday 8th December from 2pm -3:30pm
at Purple Chicken Cafe 445 David St, Albury NSW 2640
" We would love to see people who are interested in exploring the possibility of sharing their story through creative mediums such as music, song writing, poetry, theatre performance, art, video and any other format that you feel comfortable with." says Tim Daly EO of TIMBA Inc.
"During the workshops we will discuss what is storytelling, different ways of sharing a story and how to share a story safely."
If you attend the workshop there is no obligation to share your story in the submission and we will protect your privacy by not sharing your story with anyone else with out your express written permission.
The submission will take the form of a live theatre event in Albury in May 2022 at which Royal Commission Commissioners will be invited to attend.