Friday Feb 09, 2024

Embracing Diversity: Inclusive Services for the LGBTQIA Community | Traidy Naidoo - Chosen Family

🎙️ Welcome to 'Innovate for Impact,' the podcast series hosted by Tania Gomez Consulting. Join us as we uncover inspiring stories of visionary individuals, organizations, and technologies revolutionising the way we approach disabilities.


In this episode, join Tania Gomez as she interviews Traidy Naidoo, founder of Chosen Family, as he discusses his mission to bring joy and co-design individual futures in the NDIS sector. Through his innovative approach, Traidy aims to challenge the traditional service delivery model and create a more inclusive and diverse environment. Traidy highlights the importance of collaboration and breaking free from competition. Traidy also addresses the need for more education on topics like online safety, healthy relationships, and sex for people with disabilities. With a focus on creativity and a commitment to Chosen Family clients, Traidy envisions a future where smaller providers form a network to uplift and empower the community.


Episode Highlights:

0:11 - Exploring Remarkable Innovations

0:18 - Uncovering Inspiring Stories

0:25 - Special Guest: Traidy Naidoo

1:10 - Chosen Family's Mission

1:33 - Addressing Trauma-Informed Care

1:52 - Intersectional Lens for Care

2:24 - The Name Chosen Family

3:40 - The Importance of Belonging

4:16 - Traidy's Background

5:13 - Challenging the Norms of Service Delivery

6:09 - Passion and Purpose in the Disability Sector

8:39 - Co-Designing with Participants

10:09 - Creating Independence and Avoiding Dependency

12:28 - Challenges in the NDIS Sector

12:42 - The Need for Creativity and Innovation

14:34 - Tackling Unconscious Bias

21:56 - Building Communities and Collaboration

24:45 - Creating Change in the NDIS Landscape

38:42 - Addressing the Housing Crisis

41:36 - The Dark Side of Independent Contractors

45:58 - Future Vision for Chosen Family


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