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Links below will take you to published articles that showcase people building and living good lives. Other articles explore topics in-depth.

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Community Living Project has developed a model of Self-directed Support that embraces Family Leadership. This model uses the ‘Seven Steps to self-direction’. The content of this post is also published in the Family leadership booklet The Seven Steps process gives a logical sequence of steps which build on each other. […]

Seven Steps to Self-direction


A vital focus of CLP is supporting families to develop their leadership skills and to increase their understanding of how to bring about positive change in the life of their family member with disability. Leadership often arises because a person with disability, family, their allies or ordinary citizens see a […]

Families leading change


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The team at Western Australia’s Individualised Services (WAiS) have produced a fantastic resource called Choosing a Service Provider. It is not a list of service providers. It is a guide to help you to decide what is right for you. It takes you through the steps to get ready and […]

Choosing a Service Provider



The CLP Circles Initiative aims to: Build and strengthen the personal networks of a person who has disability Help friends and family include the person who has disability Assist the person to identify their hopes and dreams for their future & share their interests, gifts and talents Ensure each person […]

The Circles Initiative



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The step-by-step MEP process Discovery: Identify your skills, passions and available resources Exploration: Craft product ideas and design your business model Creation: Launch your business, test products and refine Operation: Monitor your business success and adjust it as needed. An MEP Consultant is contracted to work with each person guiding […]

Discovery, Exploration, Creation, Operation



In this timeless article from 1996, first published by the Community Resource Unit, Michael Kendrick briefly describes some of the strengths that give authority to families when they are acting in the interests of their family member. The Natural Authority of Families, Michael Kendrick, 1996 With great regularity, consumers of services and […]

The Natural Authority of Families



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Go Get ‘Em is a registered business which runs Emily’s business and employs Kiera, Emily’s Business Assistant. Go Get ‘Em is a microbusiness; what this means is that it exists only to provide for Emily’s direct benefit. It is a vehicle for Emily’s growth, development and independence.Emily is working for […]

Go Get ‘Em – Errands with Heart



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Since 2011, Jayne Barrett has managed the design and trialling of CLP’s Micro Enterprise Project which assists people who live with significant disabilities to have their own small business as an alternative to attending day programs. People who live with significant disabilities have traditionally only been offered recreation services in […]

Micro Enterprise Project – An overview