Let's Talk About It
Don’t you ever wonder if there’s a better way? Why you get treated in some manner that completely misses the point? A provider who makes a promise, only to end up being just like everything else you ever tried?
We need to make progress, don’t we? But there are answers. Let’s talk about this.
I’m at the World Education Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Thank you airline points and flybuys for paying for the ticket.) This trip has been about investigating other ways of making progress in our lives. We’ll talk about those findings soon.
The trouble with the disability support industry is that it looks inwards for solutions, not outwards. Why don’t we think a bit more creatively and speak to the people who gave up on the system to have found their own better way? Why do big companies do things like design thinking to solve problems, but we do not? Why does everyone dance around the edges and avoid talking about the actual problem?
So enough questions. Let’s focus on moving forward and achieving some outcomes we can be proud of. There are decent people out there and good solutions. It’s about finding them with someone who gets it.
And so, we’re launching a series of videos. On all the things that we face as people with disabilities or carers. Don’t worry, the podcasts will continue too.
Let’s talk about those issues. No need to feel alone any more. We can do something about it.
About 12 months ago. I went to see my MP, David Elliott.
“No constituent ever talks to me about policy”.
Well, let’s get the discussion going. There’s a lot to talk about.
Maybe I need a bit of video practice… but let’s not let perfection get in the way of what we need to achieve. This is real life.