[Narrator] How can I support someone else
to share their story?
[Josie, lawyer] Your Story Disability Legal Support
is a free and independent legal service.
We provide advice to people
wishing to share their story
with the Disability Royal Commission.
[Narrator] Can I support someone
who wants to share their story?
[Josie, lawyer]You don't have to be
someone with a disability
to share a story.
You can be a friend, family
member, supporter, or advocate.
We understand it may be difficult
for people to share their story,
there are many ways that you
can support people to do so.
You can help them write
out or record their story,
or even be with them when they call
the Disability Royal Commission.
[Narrator] Can I share a story
with the Disability Royal Commission
on behalf of someone else?
[Josie, lawyer] You can tell a story
about your own experience,
or you can share something
that you've seen happen to someone else.
If you know someone with a disability
who has been mistreated, we
urge you to share that story.
You can both tell the same story
from different perspectives.
If sharing someone else's story,
it's important to ask
permission to share that story,
and if they don't want
to share their details
then we can give you advice
on how to do it in a way
that protects their privacy.
[Narrator] How can I
find out more information?
Your story matters.
To find out more, call 1800 77 1800
or visit yourstorydisabilitylegal.org.au.
Publication date: 30/06/2021
Publication type: video