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Dignified Conversations

Dignified Conversations

By Dignified Movement
Welcome to Dignified Conversations! A podcast offering information, education and encouragement for anyone involved in the process of caring for loved ones. Whether you are caring for an individual with a disability, or if you care for someone who is recovering from an accident or injury, or if you care for an older person, Dignified Conversations discusses topics with honesty and dignity.

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Episode 9: Date-ability - Skills for healthy relationships

Dignified Conversations

Episode 9: Date-ability - Skills for healthy relationships
Today we are chatting with Caitlin from Date-ability. The aim of date-ability is to help people on the NDIS, recognise and implement the skills required to find meaningful relationships, and to keep them safe in the process.  To learn more about First Step Solutions, including the Date-ability program, Financial Literacy program or Relationship Skills Counselling & Training visit You can also follow First Step Solutions on social media.  Facebook: Instagram: Email: Phone: 1800 577 370
June 01, 2022
Episode 8: Making a difference with dignity
Janette Salmi, the founder of the Dignified Movement, shares her experience of becoming a carer of loved ones. From the fears, concerns, and joy of keeping family in the home to her passion to building a business is creating lasting change, Janette shares openly and honestly. 
April 11, 2022
Episode 7: Wheelnutz Garage
Wheelnutz Garage provides an award-winning program designed for people living with disabilities to learn everything about automotive repair and restoration, industry knowledge, and the skills needed to find employment or further training in the automotive industry. Gavin and Jade took some time out to share how Wheelnutz Garage came about and the impact it has had on the lives of those who are a part of this extraordinary community!  Mark your calendars! Wheelnutz Garage Grand Opening  Tuesday April 5, 10am -2pm Unit 2, 34-36 Nealdon Drive, Meadowbrook Facebook: Instagram: Website:
March 29, 2022
Episode 6: From Mum to Carer to Advocate
In this episode, Marie Carroll shares her journey of becoming a full-time carer for her son, Jordan, who experienced an acquired brain injury at the age of 11. Marie shares her insights into being a caregiver and advocate through the struggles and successes of parenting a child experiencing severe disabilities.   To learn more about the NDIS visit  Assessment and Referral Team (ART) To connect with a Brain Bank panelist or to learn more about Synapse visit
January 20, 2022
Episode 5: When your sibling has a disability
What is it like growing up with a sibling who experiences a disability? Today we will hear from Nadia and Gemma who share honestly and openly what their experience has been.
September 15, 2021
Episode 4: The importance of Caregiver wellbeing
The demands of caregiving, either as a profession or unpaid, can take a toll on your health. Today we speak with Amanda Ashton who understands the importance of the physical and emotional well-being of anyone involved in the caregiving process.
August 19, 2021
Episode 3: Inclusive Language In Disability
What is inclusive language in disability? Today's guest, Clare Atherden explains why inclusive language is so important and shares ways in which we can use our language both in speaking and writing to focus on the person and not the impairment. Podcasts we recommend: ListenAble The Future Is Inclusive Visibility podcast Online Resources:
August 11, 2021
Episode 2: My Job As A Caregiver
In the lead-up to Aged Care Employee Day, we chatted with Pakita Ugoh about how she studied to become a caregiver and the ways in which this has impacted her life. TAFE Courses: Diploma of Community Services:
August 05, 2021
Episode 1: NOW Is The Time To Talk!
Jolene Hill is on a mission to see more of us engage in meaningful conversation with important benefits! Your Life Talks gives us a way to start these conversations with loved ones today. Website: To purchase Your LIfe Story Cards: Instagram: Facebook: Email:
July 14, 2021