The Churchill Fellowship
In 2016, our founding president was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore and research family inclusive practice initiatives overseas. Churchill Fellowships are awarded annually by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to enable Australians to travel overseas and explore initiatives and innovations that are of value to Australia. For more information about Churchill Fellowships check this link. We are excited that the Trust has recognised that family inclusion is something that needs to develop and is of value to Australia. Jessica travelled to the USA, Canada, Norway and the UK. She explored three key innovations: parent advocacy and peer work, parent leadership and carer /parent relationships. Our parent peer support project has been developed based partly on the learnings of the Fellowship and FISH is one of few parent led organisations in Australia – but this is growing.