Yarning circle

A yarning circle (peer group) for Aboriginal women to assist their community to support people with disability, led by a local Aboriginal organisation.

For this example case study:
The ILC Activity Area is information, linkages and referrals.
The ILC Focus Area is cohort focused delivery.

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1. Why is your idea important?

  • Yarning circles are a culturally appropriate and power way to assist Aboriginal community members to support people with disability.
  • We asked people in the community and they said they really like yarning circles.
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2. Who will you work with?

Aboriginal women under the age of 65.

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3. What will you do

  • Run yarning circle (peer-group) sessions for 10-15 participants
  • x8 sessions will be held over a six month period and the sessions will be for 1 hour

4. What changes will take place?

  • Increased access to high quality information about a specific disability.
  • Improved knowledge about a disability and where to find appropriate support from mainstream and community services.
  • People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights.

These case studies are from the ILC Commission Framework, a document that you should also get familiar with.

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