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Special Bulletin

August 28, 2018

Today we released a special bulletin with information on the Stronger Communities Grants Program and the Shellharbour Child Safe Workshop. To read our special bulletin click here.

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Shellharbour Child Safe Workshop

August 28, 2018

Community Industry Group is proud to offer this free workshop in conjunction with the Office of the Children’s Guardian and Shellharbour City Council. The workshop will help you understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace. Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10 am to 4.30pm Shellharbour Civic Centre Auditorium 76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre Participants will learn about: • Creating a child safe culture • Codes of conduct • Situational prevention and effective risk management • Recruitment and selection tips • Obligations under the Working With Children Check • Complaints management techniques Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates and a certificate of attendance. Places are strictly limited. Click here to book your space now. ​Visit www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au  to view other available sessions.

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Wellness and Reablement

August 21, 2018

The Nous Group were engaged by the Department of Health in early 2017 to conduct a comprehensive review of Wellness & Reablement (W&R) approaches within the home care sector, including CHSP services, Home Care Packages, Transition Care, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Programme and Short Term Restorative Care. A summary of these consultations is now available, and key findings include: There is strong support for W&R approaches, and some great examples are emerging across the country. However, W&R approaches are not yet deeply embedded or consistently applied across the home care sector. Australia is home to international W&R trailblazers, with Victoria and WA already having W&R embedded in their programs for some time now. A lack of financial incentives is a constraint for some providers. Implementation progress varies across the five home care service types. Culture change remains the key challenge, with aged clients being […]

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Australian Philippine Association Illawarra

August 21, 2018

Christine Racar, Policy and Project Officer, recently attended the Filipino social group at Figtree Community Hall to talk about My Aged Care. After group discussion and many questions a wonderful lunch was served. In 1988, Rebecca Hansen, along with two others who were all Officers of the Australian Philippine Association Illawarra Inc. (APA) started a social group. The group started meeting at the old office of Illawarra Migrant Resource Centre at Rawson Street, Wollongong. Fifteen people attended the first meeting and one of the males from this group is now ninety three and still attends.  These days the group meets at Figtree Community Hall and has grown to 35-40 financial members with approximately 20-25 in attendance on monthly meetings. The social aspect continues (including bus trips) along with information sessions and for new immigrants how to settle into the community. Everyone brings a plate of food to share for lunch. As […]

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Membership Benefits

August 15, 2018

Membership of Community Industry Group will bring many benefits including: • Invitations to contribute to regional responses to key government inquiries, discussion papers, and policy dialogue to help us form submission responses. • Significant discounts on all training run by Community Industry Group. • Access to Community Industry Group’s extensive sector knowledge, advice and consultation from our highly experienced staff members. • Free advertising for Positions Vacant and your events within our e-newsletter which is delivered to a subscription base of over 900 people. For a full list of benefits and our membership form click here.  

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