Turning Point and Spectrum Forum 19 October 2016

Turning Point and Spectrum
Consumer and Carer Committee

invite you to a forum about consumer access
Reading Room, Fitzroy Town Hall, 120 Napier Street, Fitzroy
Wednesday 19th October 2016
10:00am – 2:30pm

 Access is not just about doors, windows and buildings. It’s about the ability to attend to daily needs such as appointments, hygiene, community, money, medication and friendships. What we need to survive day to day.
  • About this forum: The Turning Point and Spectrum Consumer and Carer Committee invite you to join us for a very special event. Consumers and carers’ voices will highlight the difficulties in accessing every day services and how, with a little creative thinking, service providers can address issues their clients may face such as lack of transport, credit for mobile phones and Mykis.
    Access will include “lived experience” stories from consumers and carers and an opportunity for discussion with services providers. The forum will showcase the ways in which services are providing solutions for their clients and help to open doors.
    Access will also include an opportunity to network with people from other community services who are working with clients who are experiencing these issues.This forum will:
  • Provide lived experience from consumers and carers.
  • Describe what it is like to be unable to access everyday needs.
  • Allow for networking, discussion and brainstorming.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS – Joshua Wilkins and Kieran Palmer

Joshua Wilkins – Founder and CEO of One Voice
Joshua recognised a basic need within the homeless community that impacted on their everyday life and self-esteem. Personal hygiene is something most people take for granted, however there are many people in our community unable to access this basic need. Joshua designed and provided mobile showers for the homeless community, which has since grown into the One Voice organisation.

Kieran Palmer – Clinical Services Manager, Noffs Foundation
Kieran began his work with the Ted Noffs Foundation in 2005 as an alcohol and other drug worker and has held numerous positions within the foundation including manager of the PALM residential treatment services. Kieran’s current role of Clinical Services Manager for all Noffs programs nationwide utilises his areas of expertise including youth mental health, AOD and trauma development/treatment.

Where: Reading Room, Fitzroy Town Hall, 120 Napier Street, Fitzroy
When: Wednesday 19th October 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Catering: Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided, including a vegetarian selection.
Registration: this forum is free but registrations are essential. Please register here

If you have inquiries regarding registration please contact
student administration on (03) 8413 8700