Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2023
Other lifeboats in the ocean

Mon 4 Sept 2023 | 10am - 4:30pm

Cameron Bloomfield

Photo of Cameron Bloomfield, Self Advocate

Self Advocate

Cameron is a passionate self advocate with a wide range of experience in the disability advocacy sector. He is a trainer at Voice At The Table, delivering workshops to people with cognitive disabilities about speaking up and knowing your rights and being included on management committees and advisory groups.

Cameron is the peer worker for Rainbow Rights and Advocacy, a self-advocacy group for LGBTIQA+ people with intellectual disability. He is also a founding member of Inclusive Rainbow Voices (LGBTIQA+ People with Disability).

Cameron was lead researcher on a project with Deakin University and consultant with Inclusion Melbourne (incorporating the Inclusion Designlab). Cameron has spoken out in the media about important issues such as access to dental health care for people with intellectual disabilities.

Cameron is a sought after public speaker and has educated social work students about the importance of inclusion. Cameron was awarded the 2019 National Award for Disability Leadership in the Inclusion Category.


Captains of Inclusion: Voice at the Table

Monday 4th September, 2023: 12:10pm - 12:30pm

To make disability inclusion policy effective, the voice of people with disability should be steering the ship. But how do mainstream systems connect and learn about what will make a real difference? Hear from the Voice at the Table team about their experiences of disability inclusion in mainstream systems, and how empowering people to self advocate is critical in making inclusion work.