About YouMeUs

What is YouMeUs?

YouMeUs has been developed as an easy way to deliver training to staff and volunteers who are interested in enhancing inclusive practices and culture.

Our vision is to promote an understanding of differences in the community, challenge public perceptions of stereotypes, highlight the abilities of people with disability and support the development of inclusive communities.

YouMeUs has developed a range of online disability awareness courses that includes case studies, videos and multi-choice quizzes.

The training focuses on key areas such as attitudes, terminology, communication strategies, modifications and challenging behaviours.

An understanding of these issues, with the view to increasing staff confidence and awareness will create a more welcoming and inclusive culture.

To date, two training courses for Leisure Centres and Neighbourhood Houses & Community Centres and Men’s Sheds have been developed and video case studies have been developed for businesses.  A course for Council staff are currently in development

Why you need YouMeUs?

  • Increased staff awareness about people with disability

  • Increased confidence in engaging with people with disability

  • Increased participation by people with disability within the community

Our online tool provides the following key benefits:

  • Cost efficient – FREE

  • Scheduling – training can be undertaken when convenient to staff, it does not require arranging staff schedules for group training

  • Time management – users can log on and off the training and complete over a number of sessions

  • Turn-over – online training is desirable in facilities with large pools of casual, seasonal or part time staff or high staff turnover

  • Resources

Who is involved in YouMeUs?

The YouMeUs – Achieving Inclusion is a MetroAccess (Building Inclusive Communities program) initiative brought to you by a combination of Local Government, sport and disability sector representatives including:

  • Bayside City Council

  • City of Casey

  • City of Glen Eira

  • City of Greater Dandenong

  • City of Port Phillip

  • Kingston City Council

  • Mornington Peninsula Shire

MetroAccess is a Building Inclusive Communities Program which supports communities to develop ways of including people with disability in local life.  The Building Inclusive Communities Program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and is a core feature of the Victorian State Disability Plan which has as its vision a more inclusive Victoria where disability is not a barrier to participation.

More information

For more information about YouMeUs, please contact Megan Grant at megan.grant@kingston.vic.gov.au or Belinda Jordan at 03 9524 3283

Thank you

YouMeUs would like to thank Liberate eLearning for their generous support with the development and hosting of the online courses of YouMeUs.

Last modified: Friday, 2 September 2016, 11:03 AM