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Aerial view of suburban street, rooftops and green trees and lawns. Logo ovrelay reads Inclusive communities
One page summary of the project The Neighbourhood Circles project is being delivered as part of the Inclusive Neighbourhoods Initiative and aims to strengthen the models for neighbourhoods where everyone has a role to play; where everyone is recognised, respected and included. This project is about exploring, strengthening, amplifying and […]

Neighbourhood Circles Project reports


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The Covid-19 pandemic enhanced people’s vulnerabilities but also the role that neighbours can play to safeguard against them. When Covid-19 lockdowns struck, people connected like never before, offering help to neighbours and rallying to support their local shops and services.  Covid-19 showed that we want to be more than individuals; […]

Introduction: Neighbourhood Circles Project



A woman gives 2 thumbs up to the camera. She is outdoors, wearing a black cap and jumper with a green shred em logo and has glasses with red frames
“While paperwork can be annoying at the best of times, Adelaide resident Emily West has made paper work for her.” ABC Adelaide interviewed Emily and her family and put together a story about the conception of her Micro Enterprise business “Shred-Em, and how it lead to a partnership with Zoos […]

Shred Em – featured on ABC news





outdoors, looking down on a table with a white tablecloth and curated polished stones and jewlery on display.
The NDIS spoke with Jak and his mum Fiona about Jak’s Micro Enterprise. Read the article on NDIS.gov.au Employment can be meaningful and rewarding for everyone The community awareness campaign, ‘Discover Micro Enterprise – Exploring the Possibilities Project’ is funded through an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant with […]

Jak’s Gems – NDIS news article





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Self-directed Support begins with assisting each person to identify what is important for them in their paid support, helping them to individually recruit workers who fit with their vision, as well as managing the workers in their day-to-day activities. This is further strengthened through the active involvement of family and […]

What is Self-directed Support?