NSW Disability Alliance - Team Up
Team Up, an alliance of NSW disability organisations dedicated to promoting peer groups for people with disability, celebrated its launch last week with the announcement of a series of grants to empower and expand peer groups.
Team Up – Peers Creating Change is a partnership project between the Council for Intellectual Disability (CID), Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) and Diversity and Disability Alliance (DDA).
Team Up is about people learning the skills to support one another as peers, not just waiting for service providers. Everyone is an expert in their own lives and Team Up believes that sharing skills with each other is part of a good life.
Team Up is training people to be great peers and how to run great peer groups. All training will be run by people with disability and their supporters for people with disability and their supporters. Training can be arranged for peer groups, in people’s local area and in language.
People can also apply for a grant of up to $1000, $5000 or $10000. These grants can help people to start a peer group, further develop an existing peer group or run a project with an existing peer group!
The closing date is 14 October 2017.