Show Notes: Inclusive NDIS Services for the LGBTQIA Community

Duration: 00:51:07

Released Date: February 9, 2024

Tania Gomez

Traidy Naidoo


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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. 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 revolutionizing how we approach disabilities.

Episode Highlights
0:00 – Introduction
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
About the Speakers

Traidy Naidoo is an experienced Director in disability services, out-of-home care, foster care, adoption, and mental health education. A licensed solicitor in New South Wales, Traidy ensures adherence to organizational policies and regulations with integrity.

With a focus on strategic planning and daily operations, Traidy is committed to exceptional stakeholder experiences and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. Dedicated to supporting vulnerable communities, Traidy emphasizes capacity building and equity.

Traidy’s expertise spans law, operations, compliance, case management, diversity and inclusion, and recruitment. With a unique perspective from an LGBTQ+ and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background, Traidy strives to promote inclusivity and justice, creating spaces of belonging and equity.

Tania Gomez is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for helping NDIS providers run thriving businesses that deliver exceptional care. With over a decade of experience as a successful business owner, Tania has founded four successful businesses – Provider+, Strawberry Solutions, Tania Gomez Consulting and Jelli Beanz. Her mission is to help providers overcome challenges and achieve real business outcomes. At every turn, Tania brings her expertise, energy, and deep commitment to quality and compliance to help providers achieve their goals.

As an NDIS Auditor since 2019, Tania brings a wealth of experience to her consulting work. In addition to her audit expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Tania holds several qualifications, including a Master of Education (Leadership), Graduate Certificate of Disability Practice Management, and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Diploma of Quality auditing. Above all, Tania is passionate about helping purpose-led businesses move past compliance for compliance’s sake and sees quality as the secret to a sustainable, profitable and successful business that delivers high-quality outcomes to its clients.


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