Julia Farr News
New Julia Farr Group Website
Please note this website is no longer serviced by the Julia Farr group (Julia Farr Housing Association, Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund, JFA Purple Orange). Please visit our new website at www.purpleorange.org.au or call us on (08) 8373 8333. Please also note the forum is no longer active.
Julia Farr Association Trust Funds Application Form
New application forms have recently been developed to apply for a grant through Julia Farr Association Trust Funds. Click the document below to download the new application form.
Document for Julia Farr Association Trust Funds Application Form
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week
Link for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week
MEDIA RELEASE: JFA WELCOMES NDIS LAUNCH SITE
JFA Purple Orange welcomes the Government’s announcement that South Australia will host a launch site for the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
Document for MEDIA RELEASE: JFA WELCOMES NDIS LAUNCH SITE
MEDIA RELEASE: Call to COAG
JFA Purple Orange is calling for governments to focus on unity for a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ahead of tomorrow’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Canberra.
Click the attachment to read the full media release.
Document for MEDIA RELEASE: Call to COAG
Perspective 2012 Art Exhibition
Each year, JFA Purple Orange hosts the Perspective Art Exhibition which explores themes relevant to people living with disability, their families, personal networks and the wider community. The exhibition is a celebration of the work of people living with disability, as well as non-disabled artists.
With disability reform firmly on the national and state agenda, we are hoping for big changes in how people are supported to live good lives. Come and see how artists interpret and experience change when things are different in their lives and their communities.
Visit us during SALA at 104 Greenhill Road, Unley, 5061 (open business hours).
State Budget 2012-13
The Government of South Australia released South Australia's State Budget 2012-13 on Thursday 31 May.
Document for State Budget 2012-13
Siblings Australia Update
Follow the link to read the latest update from Siblings Australia.
Link for Siblings Australia Update
JFA Noske Christmas Fund
The JFA Noske Christmas Fund distributes grants of up to $200 to assist eligible people living with physical disability, acquired brain injury or degenerative neurological disorder, to celebrate Christmas.
The Fund was established in 2009 in honour of the late Mr Noske who generously set aside funds to spread the joy of Christmas.
More than 120 people have received grants for various gifts including holidays, electrical goods, presents for loved ones, personal gifts, clothing, food for Christmas day and more.
Please refer to the attached application form for more details regarding the Fund and eligibility criteria.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5:00PM ON 22 AUGUST 2012
Document for JFA Noske Christmas Fund
Position Vacant - Admin Officer JFA Purple Orange Julia Farr Association
Document for Position Vacant - Admin Officer JFA Purple Orange Julia Farr Association
Research by Flinders University on the NDIS - Are you interested in being involved?
Message from Flinders University below
We are researchers from Flinders University. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has asked us to consult, on their behalf, with people living with disability and carers of people living with disability. They want to know from you how to best deliver support and services through the proposed new NDIS.
Under current proposals, NDIS will allow people living with disability to identify and, literally, buy the services they most like to have.
What would these services be?
What would people living with disability find most helpful for managing how they spent their leisure time or for realising aspirations for work?
And how should NDIS make these services available?
Can you help answer these important questions?
We would like to hear from you. More information is provided in the attached document.
Document for Research by Flinders University on the NDIS - Are you interested in being involved?
Invitation to JFA Purple Orange's - John Waters workshop - 19 June 2012
Please find attached invitations to a workshop on 19 June 2012.
Hosted by JFA Purple Orange, John Waters will talk about the UK experience of Individualised Funding and what this will mean for South Australians living with disability and how these changes might affect service providers.
There are two unique workshops on offer :
• Session one tailored to service providers and agencies (June 19, 9.00 – 11.00am)
• Session two for people living with a disability (June 19, 1.30 – 3.30pm)
Bookings are essential - registration forms can be found with the attached invitations.
We look forward to welcoming you to these events.
The JFA Purple Orange Team
Document for Invitation to JFA Purple Orange's - John Waters workshop - 19 June 2012
Being a Social Landlord in the 21st Century report
The Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning from Adelaide University, with support from JFA, conducted research on the role of social landlords in meeting the housing needs of person with disability. Tenants living with disability and key stakeholders in the social housing and disability sectors were involved.
This report addresses two key questions asked as part of the research:
- What roles and responsibilities should we expect of social landlords that intend to provide the housing and quality of life needs of tenants living with disability?
- How can social housing be provided to people living with disabiltiy in ways that maximise independence, enhance quality of life, minimise the level of discrimination or prejudice experienced, and assist in developing life skills that can be transferred to other dimensions in life?
Document for Being a Social Landlord in the 21st Century report
Position Vacant - Policy Officer -JFA Purple Orange
Document for Position Vacant - Policy Officer -JFA Purple Orange
Individualised Funding - A Summary Review
Document for Individualised Funding - A Summary Review
Disability Funding - where should it go?
Document for Disability Funding - where should it go?
No Strings Attached Theatre Company takes out 4 Fringe awards
Recently we gave six lucky people the opportunity to see Mothers and Sons at the Fringe. Now we find out that this production by the No Strings Attached Theatre Company has taken out four top awards! Congratulations to everyone involved. Read more about the show and the awards here...
Link for No Strings Attached Theatre Company takes out 4 Fringe awards
Conductive Education Reunion
Document for Conductive Education Reunion
Latest Purple Orange newsletter
Document for Latest Purple Orange newsletter
Social Landlord Symposium
Last week, JFA Purple Orange hosted a symposium discussing “What does it mean to be a Good Social Landlord for tenants living with disability?”
The symposium shared key findings from research conducted by the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP), funded by the Julia Farr M S McLeod Benevolent Fund.
Participants at the symposium were keen to explore the good and better practice implications for their work and discussed the opportunity and challenge of aligning or adjoining these to existing codes of practice or quality standards.
If you would like to review the report it can be accessed here.
Document for Social Landlord Symposium