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“Feel Safe” App for People with Disability

True Relationships & Reproductive Health (True) have developed a free educational resource for people with disability. True’s Feel Safe app profiles the stories of six young people and uses interactive games to teach personal safety in a fun and interactive way. The app reinforces information on: types of touch rules about touch feelings who to talk to if you need help male and female body parts wanted and unwanted touch body warning signs Young people and adults with disability face a higher risk of experiencing sexual abuse. Feel Safe was developed in response to many requests from parents and carers, staff…

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We want your feedback!

Hi all, Happy New Year and all the best for 2018. 2018 has just begun and Focal is heading into another busy year. Further to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it is now time to reflect on what has been done in the past six months. The conclusion of 2017 was extremely busy, and we confess to not getting everything right.  As a New Year’s resolution, it is time to sort things out, improve our services and contemplate the future. With this aim, Focal would like to invite you to a Community Consultation to identify how…

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Focal embracing assistive technology

Focal Community Services (Focal) has formed an exciting collaboration with LifeTec Australia, a social enterprise that provides dedicated assistive technology services. The collaboration was announced at Focal’s recent launch of their new branding and services. “What this means for the community is that Focal not only provides disability support for individuals and their loved ones, but Focal can better their lives through practical living solutions,” explains Focal’s CEO, Mickael Blanc. What is assistive technology? Assistive technology (AT) is any product, device or system that provides people with practical solutions to everyday living activities. AT helps millions of people learn, work,…

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