Amputee Empowerment Project - Victoria

Limbs 4 Life is delighted to announce the launch of our Victorian Empowerment Project for amputees. This project has been funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building program. The Amputee Empowerment project works to reconnect people with limb loss to their local community.

We are thrilled to announce that Mike Rolls, a long-term Limbs 4 Life Peer Support Volunteer, has taken on the role as Program Manager for this exciting initiative.

Project objectives

Using lessons learned from the South Australian Limb Loss Capacity Building program, this Victorian initiative will:

  • develop metropolitan and regional locally based Peer Support Empowerment Groups
  • train more amputees as Peer Support Volunteers
  • upskill and train amputees to become ‘group leaders’
  • develop and deliver workshops and webinars for Empowerment Groups
  • Empower amputees to build confidence, self advocate and reconnect with their community
  • create new resources specifically for the Victorian amputee community
  • provide a safe space for amputees to share and learn from others with lived experience

We will engage people with limb loss in the development of activities and materials using a co-design approach; making sure that our community has the opportunity to share knowledge and insight throughout project delivery.

Research

As part of the Amputee Empowerment Project we will be conducting research with ethics approval from Monash University.

We are seeking your feedback. If you are a person with limb loss living in Victoria, we want to hear from you. Your feedback is important to us.

To access the survey please click here.

An Explanatory Statement about the research can be found here.

For more information about this project please contact us.