VCOSS is holding a free training session on Tuesday, November 19, for CEOs, Board Members and Executives of disability organisations that will explore how to be more inclusive of people with disability at the board/committee level.
The session, run by Christina Ryan, CEO and Founder of the Disability Leadership Institute will cover:
• The importance of disability diversity on your board
• Throwing merit out the window
• Making inclusion work
• What do I do next? – Finding new board members.
Breakfast will be served at 7.30am, and the workshop will begin at 8am.
Register by Monday, November 11.
New provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 came into effect on 1 July 2019, covering specialist disability accommodation (SDA) rental arrangements.
Within six months of the new laws coming into effect, SDA residents and SDA providers must have one of the following agreements in place:
• a residential tenancy agreement (which gives the resident the same rights as anyone renting a standard rental property), or
• an SDA residency agreement (which gives the resident extra rights and protections).
SDA residents and SDA providers in Victoria do not need to do anything now.
Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) has set up a dedicated help line on 1300 40 43 19 to assist with SDA queries.
CHIA Victoria, and CHIA Vic, is the trading name of the Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV).
1/128 Exhibition Street
03 9654 6077
APPLY FOR HOUSING
Applications for social housing (public and community housing) can be made via the Victorian Housing Register.
Click here for details.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
CHIA Vic acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.