TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE
An Exploration of the Social Role Valorisation (SRV) Framework with Regard to People who are Marginalised
A Foundations Forum workshop with Accredited Teacher of SRV John Armstrong.
Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021
Burwood RSL, Sydney
Day 1 = 9.30am to 5.00 pm. Registration from 9.00am
Day 2 = 9.00am to 4.30pm.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
This two-day theory-based workshop will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining the good things in life and consider how we may support people who may have been marginalised or disadvantaged to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. This workshop is designed to assist participants to:
Completion of this workshop allows entry to the practicum PASSING.
Who is this workshop for?
This course is for anyone who is serious about improving the lives of people who may be at risk of being marginalised or disadvantaged, such as people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, people who are aging and people experiencing poverty or homelessness. It would be of particular interest to people with a disability, their families, students, support workers, planners, LACs, NDIS personnel, professionals, managers, CEOs, policy makers, people in leadership positions and other concerned citizens
Participants attending should be looking for ways of meeting the real needs of marginalised people, resulting in a better life, and who are interested in understanding more about Social Role Valorisation.
About the Presenter
John Armstrong has had a long career in many human service roles, the last thirty as a human service consultant, evaluator and trainer to people, families and organisations across Australia, NZ and other parts of the world. His work is underpinned by the knowledge and application of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) which provides a practice framework for successfully transforming the lives of people who are, or at risk of being, devalued by their communities.
DATE: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021
Venue: Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood, SYD
Workshop room: Function rooms on Level 1 - follow the Foundations Forum sign.
All levels are completely accessible and offer lift access. Accessible toilets (man & ladies) are on the same level.
TIME: Day 1 = 9.30am to 5.00 pm. Registration from 9.00am
Day 2 = 9.00am to 4.30pm.
COSTS (Ticket Types)
People with disability*, family members and students: This is for people with disability, family members, students, health care card holders who are attending and paying as an individual from their own resources. If you are a student, please contact us to enquire. This rate also applies for agencies and advocacy organisations who wish to sponsor people with disability, family members or citizen advocates who use their service or organisation or volunteer.
Advocacy organisations: This rate is for people attending who are employed by or represent an advocacy organisation.
Professionals: This rate is for professionals or people with disability and families who are attending who are employed by or represent a service, support organisation, company or corporation.
WHAT DOES THE TICKET COST INCLUDE?
Workshop package – reading materials, presentation handouts, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on both days. Booking fees are not included.
*Foundations Forum accepts Companion Card registrations. Please contact us if you would like to register and require a companion card booking as part of your registration.
For catering purposes, bookings close by Wednesday, 5th May, if not sold out earlier.
This workshop offers limited bookings and our February workshop was booked out very quickly. To secure your spot, book your ticket as soon as possible.
This event is a prerequisite to PASSING
This course enables you to attend the SRV practicum, called PASSING. This five day course includes visits to two human services and the use of an evaluation tool based on SRV to understand the impact of each service on the lives of the people they serve.
What past participants have said about the workshop:
"Absolutely fantastic - the stories were great to put the information into real life context and very thought provoking".
"As a support worker this was invaluable training and has given me the insight I needed to do my job well".
"This is the key I have been looking for within the disability sector, highly relevant to senior
“SRV theory presents a clear method for implementing positive change”.
“(SRV’s) breadth of application across many settings”.
“(SRV is) a bridge from devalued life to meaningful life”.
“SRV has given me a new perspective on some of my practices”.
Please let us know of any accessibility requirements when registering so that adjustments can be made. More information is available on events.humanitix.com/may-2021-event_towards-a-better-life/accessibility
Click here for the workshop flyer
Mobile 0412 555 153
The workshops are part of our Pursuing Ordinary Lives Through Valued Roles Project, which is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) through an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant.