Libby Ellis is the Director of InCharge. She focuses on what it takes for people with disability to take front and centre stage of their own lives. Through this experience she noticed there was a gap between people’s desires for better and knowing how to get it. So InCharge acts like a social broker – connecting NDIS participants with other people, networks, opportunities, roles in their community, information and most importantly, their own capacity - in order to become genuine contributing citizens. This is the great opportunity for people with the NDIS.
Prior to this Libby worked for services to create genuine opportunities for personalised support, and for advocacy organisations. She brings 20 years experience supporting her brother with significant intellectual disability and autism to share his home with people without disability, define his own needs and direct his support to meet these needs. Her family’s partnership with a national service provider was the catalyst to the development of their self-managed services.
Dr Leighton Jay is the Principal Consultant at Sotica Pty Ltd, leading sector-wide initiatives, advising boards and senior leadership teams, facilitating sensitive and high-level strategic workshops and projects, and assisting organisations to build functional, engaging and values-based cultures. Leighton is a member of the NDIA’s Intellectual Disability Reference Group and the father of an NDIS participant with complex support needs.