Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How Ability Links NSW will Work with Aboriginal Communities

The NSW Government through the Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is establishing a new service in NSW called  ‘Ability Links NSW’, for people with disability. 

As part of this process Ability Links NSW will establish 27 Aboriginal ‘Linkers” across NSW. ADHC would like to invite community members and non-government organisations to discuss how Ability Links NSW will operate with Aboriginal communities.
The consultation and briefing sessions will provide the following information: 

  • An overview of Ability Links NSW 
  • An overview of key information for organisations that are interested in delivering ALNSW to Aboriginal communities, including an outline of planned delivery arrangements and the procurement process.
17 briefings will take place across NSW in the following locations:

Parramatta: Friday 1 November, 9:30 am – 12:30pm at Parramatta RSL, O’Connell St, Parramatta

Springwood: Wednesday 4 November, 10:00am – 1:00pm at Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood 

Ingleburn: Wednesday 6 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Ingleburn RSL, Chester Rd, Ingleburn

Kogarah: Wednesday 6 November, 10:00am – 1:00pm at Kogarah RSL Club, 254 Railway Parade, Kogarah

Kiama: Friday 8 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Kiama Leagues Club, 109 Terralong St, Kiama

Brewarrina: Friday 8 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Brewarrina Visitor Information Centre, Bathurst St, Brewarrina

Broken Hill: Tuesday 12 November, 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Musician’s Club, 27 Crystal St, Broken Hill

Narrandera: Tuesday 12 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Narrandera Bowling Club, Cnr Bolton & Jonsen Sts, Narrandera

Cowra: Wednesday 13 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Cowra Services Club, 101 Brisbane St, Cowra

Moree: Monday 18 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at More Services Club, Albert St, Moree

Batemans Bay: Tuesday 19 November, Tuesday 19 November, 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, Beach Rd, Batemans Bay

Glenn Innes: Tuesday 19 November, Tuesday 19 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Glenn Innes and District Services Club, Cnr Lang and Grey Sts, Glen Innes

Lismore: Tuesday 19 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Lismore Workers Club, 231/235 Keen St, Lismore

Tamworth: Wednesday 20 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at West Diggers, Kable Avenue, Tamworth

Coffs Harbour: Wednesday 20 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Club Coffs,  61A W High St, Coffs Harbour

Laurieton: Thursday 21 November, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Laurieton United Services Club, Seymour St, Laurieton

Redfern: Monday 25 November, 10:30am – 1:30pm at Club Redfern, 2/159 Redfern St, Redfern

Dubbo: Tuesday 26 November, 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Macquarie Inn, Cnr Wheelers Ln & Birch Ave, Dubbo.

Please register to attend a briefing session, by providing names and contact details or 02 9455 9243. If you require respite or community transport to assist you attend this can be discussed.

However, even if you don’t register you are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Jaimie Moreno on 02 9455 9243 or Joe Short on 02 9346 5652.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Self Advocacy Workshops

IDEAS is pleased to present a series of Self Advocacy workshops for people living in the Wollongong area.
Come along to our 4 interactive workshops. You will learn about:

  • Self Advocacy
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • Practical ways to make your own choices
  • How to Speak Up to get what you need
Fridays 8 November, 15 November, 22 November & 29 November
(please note, to get the most out of the workshops particpants are encouraged to come along each week)

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Venue: Wollongong City Library Theatrette, Burelli St, Wollongong

For more information or to RSVP contact Melissa:
Ph: 42 261 597
SMS: 0423 062 053

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Carers Week

Next week (13-19th October) is Carers Week. It's a time to recognise the role of the 2.6 million unpaid carers in our community who care for a loved one.

It is said carers are the cornerstone of Australia’s mental health, aged, disability and palliative care systems. Without the support of unpaid family carers these systems would simply collapse.

There are a number of activities on during the week to celebrate and recognise the important role these carers play in our community. One of these events is Carers Day Out which will be held in Sydney's Martin Place. 

The day will feature some fun activities and time out for carers. Activities will include;
  • Gardening Workshop
  • Introduction to Art Therapy
  • Laughter Wellbeing
  • Tea Ceremony
If you can't make it to the Sydney event, there are a number of other events around the state that you can attend. To find out the closest event to you visit the link: