Thorne Harbour Health, July 2022
Thorne Harbour Health and Inclusion Melbourne have released a set of resources for LGBTIQA+ people with disability to understand their rights and navigate Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
LGBTIQA+ people with disability consistently indicate that they have had poor experiences navigating both the NDIS planning process and working with NDIS registered providers in addressing their specific intersectional needs.
The suite of resources includes:
- Knowing Your Rights: Disability & LGBTIQA+ Australians
- Preparing for your NDIS Plan
- LGBTIQA+ Clauses for Your Contract
Community advocate Ruby Mountford was the project lead on the partnership between Thorne Harbour Health and Inclusion Melbourne.
"Unfortunately, the needs of LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities have not been adequately understood or valued. These resources have been developed in collaboration with a group of LGBTIQA+ people with disabilities – built from their collective wisdom and their experiences navigating systems, services and LGBTIQA+ spaces." - Ruby Mountford
- All three resources are available online at: thorneharbour.org/disabilityresources
- Read more of press release here