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Intelife participants shine in videos about Disability Standards

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Intelife participants shine in videos about Disability Standards

2 October 2015
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Participants from Intelife Midland's Eastern Client Advisory Group (ECAG) have shown off their acting prowess in a series of videos about the National Standards for Disability Services.

The videos, which are currently being produced by a local videographer, feature the members of ECAG as they speak about the six Standards: Rights, Participation and Inclusion, Individual Outcomes, Feedback and Complaints, Services Access, and Service Management.

CEO Fiona Beermier said the initiative shown by the members of the ECAG to make a series of videos was a testament to the important role the Standards play in their lives, and the lives of those closest to them.

“As we move towards more person-centred approaches and individualised support services on an organisational, State and National level, it is now more important than ever to adhere to the Standards and uphold human rights principles,” she said.

“The Standards were informed by people with disability, family, friends, carers, service providers, advocacy organisations and quality bodies, so these videos will help to promote the rights and outcomes that people with disability and those close to them consider to be the most important to them.”

Melissa, a member of the ECAG, recently filmed her segment on Feedback and Complaints at the Coal Dam Park in Midland.

She said she thoroughly enjoyed the filming process and being on camera, despite having to retake some shots multiple times. In Melissa's words, "practice makes perfect".

The Standards help to promote and drive a nationally consistent approach to improving the quality of disability services throughout Australia, and form the basis for all decision-making at Intelife.

Melissa and Walter (Lifeskills Plus Case Coordinator, Midland) discuss the script for teh shot at coal dam park

PHOTO: Melissa and Walter (Lifeskills Plus Case Coordinator, Midland) discuss the script, while Michael (videographer) sets up for the shot at Coal Dam Park.