Family Leadership

Families have been the leaders and shapers of CLP’s values, service models and decision making since 1984. 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 need or step up because they have a vision of something better.

CLP supports leadership development by holding events on topics that help develop and sustain people engaged in formal and informal leadership roles.

Download the Family Leadership booklet

COMMON FEATURES OF LEADERSHIP

  • starting with the belief that something could be different;
  • making a decision to do something about it;
  • gathering the resources needed;
  • engaging others who bring a range of skills and abilities;
  • building links with like minded people;
  • sharing positive stories and how to imagine better with others.



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



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 need […]

Families leading change