ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO ABUSE IN CARE – Online meeting to hear feedback from families of very high and complex disabled young people in Residential Care, Respite and Special Schools

The Royal Commission is wanting to hear from young people in Residential settings of specific relevance to the Disability community, including Special Schools, Residential Homes and other respite facilities. We are nearing the time where we are no longer listening to people’s individual stories, but we are wanting to hear about broad themes for what people experienced and particularly want they want for the future of these services. We want to know what you experienced, what you heard, how services could improve and how families can be better heard.
We recognise that for many of our whānau, they’re supported by parents and networks to be able to communicate, engage and participate. We know how important it is to hear from our disabled community with high and complex needs.
To that end, we’re hosting an online zoom, co-facilitated by Lisa Martin of Complex Care Group and alongside Grace Stratton and Rebecca Dubber, who live with disabilities and support the Royal Commission.  There will be a ‘Wellbeing’ professional on this Zoom meeting to support families experiencing trauma and follow up support will be available if required. 
The zoom is on Monday 26th June from 12.30 till 2.30pm – here is the Zoom link