DRC Advocacy: BELONG – Bringing our community together

by | 24 Aug, 2023 | News, RIAC

Belong is a free network led by and for people with disabilities in Victoria. Whatever your culture, gender identity, age or disability, you are welcome here.

We come together online, both in groups and for one-to-one meetings, to build connections, share experiences and support one another through all our ups and downs. We also offer technical support when needed and engage in systemic advocacy and community building.

For many Victorians with disabilities, the last few years have been really tough. The stress of dealing with the NDIS, the rationalisation of the mental health sector and the age-old battles of stereotyping, discrimination and stigma have been compounded by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including fear of the virus and the complexities of vaccination.

One thing is clear –  wrestling with systemic barriers, NDIS, Centrelink or trying to find any other form of support that you need is particularly hard when you do it alone. Feeling connected to a community of people that share your experiences can be really powerful.

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