Abuse in Care Inquiry
The Royal Commission investigating historic abuse and neglect in state and faith-based care has been hearing from disabled people, and people within the sector about their experiences. The Commission is committed to finding ways that disabled people who are part of the learning disability, neurodiverse, and cognitive impairment community to share their experiences. Part of this work is to host hui around the country for the sector and members of the community. You are invited to their first Auckland hui. To download these invitations:
Auckland Hui Dates
Join the hui for people who are part of or connected to the learning disability, neurodiverse and cognitive impairment community:
When: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm. Feel free to arrive anytime from 9.30 onwards for tea and coffee.
Where: Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna, Auckland.
RSVP: by 8 June on firstname.lastname@example.org and to let the organisers know of any accessibility needs / dietary needs
This will be an opportunity for people to learn more about the inquiry and explore ways to support people within your networks to engage if they would like.
There is a following hui on the 6th of July. This is for people who identify as part of the learning disability, neurodiverse and cognitive impairment community and their supporters. This will be an opportunity for people talk about
- what abuse and neglect means
- who to tell if it has happened to you
- what you think helps people feel safe to speak up.
When: Tuesday 6th July 2021
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm Feel free to arrive anytime from 9.30 onwards for tea and coffee.
Where: Glenfield Community Centre, Corner of Bentley Avenue and Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland
RSVP: by 2 July on email@example.com and to let the organisers know of any accessibility needs / dietary needs
Please contact Loren Savage, Senior Community Engagement Advisor at the Royal Commission, with any questions you may have at 027 301 2714.
The organisers are aware that Auckland is very large and that travel to the north of Auckland may be a barrier for people attending. It is their plan to return to other areas of Auckland throughout the year.