Lynne Foreman 1405 Views

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I know we are all fantastic volunteers so we should all get a pat on the back but these notes are on how I got involved with the Every Australian Count campaign Looking back this campaign had got bigger than Ben Hur. I first got involved with the campaign at the Having A Say Conference in Feb 2011. I had no idea what this was all about but sign up and then on the 10th of February 2011 in the middle of the Conference, on the Waterfront in Geelong we held a Public Rally Why? You ask well it's time. We need to improve disability services in Australia and we need the support to achieve this, National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS will enable equality to become a reality rather than a dream.

Looking back The Every Australian Counts Campaigne it had got bigger than Ben Hur.

I first got involved with the campaign at the Having A Say Conference in Feb 2011.

I had no idea what this was all about but sign up and then on the 10th of February 2011 in the middle of the Conference, on the Waterfront in Geelong we held a Public Rally Why? You ask well it's time. We need to improve disability services in Australia and we need the support to achieve this, National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS will enable equality to become a reality rather than a dream.

I then became passionate about this scheme.

I was at the opening of the NDIS trial site in Geelong

I was also present at the opening of the NDIS National Office in Geelong

Since the beginning I have spoken out at rallies all around Geelong we had information boothes we we were getting signutures to suport the scheeme as we need to prove the the grovement that this schem was way overdue, spoken around regional Victoria, Perth, Queensland and just recently the ACT.
Appeared in Newspapers also been on the Radio and TV

In my wildest dream I had never thought I would see the scheme come into fluctuation as most reforms take years, when I started thought I would be would not see the benifit because of my age, as to be in the scheme you have to be 65 or under, but I am now benifiting and my life is much better

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    • Deb Jeffreys | 2014-09-18 07:13:07
      Hi Lynne would love to hear in your own words what impact you think the Every Australian Counts campaing is having
    • Lynne Foreman | 2014-09-18 23:11:33
      Its been a great journey. Once the goverment realise that we need a new scheme the National Disability Insurance Sceme was born I also was one of the 1st that received funding from the scheme as before i had limited funding from DHS but needed more to acheive what I needed when I speak t forums I explain now I can have the coffee and the cake
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