So, What is Kids In The House Anyway?

August 20, 2018

If you have been following JDRF across our social channels, or have been speaking to any of our diligent advocates, you may have heard of Kids in the House. Curious as to what it is? And how you can support? Then read on!

What is Kids in the House?

Kids in the House is the highlight of our advocacy program, where over 100 kids (and adults!) with type 1 diabetes visit Parliament House in Canberra to remind their MP that research is the key to a cure. It is the culmination of many months of work from our advocates who have met their local MP in their electorate, and asked them to promise to remember type 1 diabetes when it comes to supporting and funding medical research. Kids in the House is an opportunity to reconnect with these MPs and show them why this is so important

What are we asking for at Kids in the House?

We are asking both sides of politics to commit to continue funding the JDRF-led Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (CRN). This funding will ensure world-class research takes place in Australia, that Australians living with type 1 diabetes can access trials and that treatments can go from the lab to being safe and effective for people.

How will we show this?

Alongside showing the power of the community coming together to deliver this message to their elected representatives, we will be delivering the reality of living with type 1 diabetes. We’ll be doing this through some different, creative ways, but you’ll need to come back to the JDRF blog on Thursday to check them out.

What can we do to support?

On Thursday, check our social media profiles and website for stories and (a secret surprise we’re pretty excited about!) then share them across your channels, using the #kidsinthehouse tag.