Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in South East NSW. It supports community organisations, promotes expertise and innovation, fosters industry development and pursues social justice in the region. Its membership consists of organisations and individuals that provide community services.

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Navigation Mental Health Services

April 18, 2019

Community Industry Group is pleased to present a forum for members and other stakeholders to hear the latest developments in the local mental health services system on Wednesday 19 June at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club. This free event is particularly targeted to non-mental health service providers, carers/supporters, front line staff in schools, GPs, housing, neighbourhood centres, Job Network providers, multicultural & refugee services, faith communities etc. Back by popular demand – Mental Health Services participating in the marketplace will have the opportunity to present their ‘2min Power Pitch’. The forum will be followed by a light lunch and networking. Mental Health Service Providers are encouraged to book an information table please contact Tessa on tparsons@cigroup.org.au or call our office on 02 4256 4333. Click here to book your place now.

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2019 Federal Budget – No relief for the poorest in our region

April 10, 2019

2019 Federal Budget – No relief for the poorest in our region This year’s federal budget announcement contains little relief for the many vulnerable residents or the hard working community services organisations in our region. In fact it’s a cruel blow, that while high income earners will receive generous tax cuts, all people on pensions will receive is the $75 one off energy payment. Even this meagre measure has been denied to people on unemployment benefits, and there is once again no increase to Newstart and Youthstart, making it 25 years since any real increase in the Newstart allowance. We must continue to remind our political leaders that keeping people living under the poverty line is not conducive to employment outcomes. It is difficult to look for work while you are concentrating on day to day survival. There are few bright points for vulnerable people, but there are some Budget […]

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Media Release – Access to Transport

March 12, 2019

Community Industry Group today highlights the impact that not being able to access transport is having on many people’s lives.   Public transport in regional areas falls well short of what is available in metropolitan areas, and Community Industry Group is calling on candidates to commit to measures which will increase affordable and accessible transport options across south east NSW. To read the full media release click here. For our other media releases click here. To see our social media video click here.

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Upcoming Training & Events

Community Care Collective Meeting

08/05/2019
Our Community Care Collective meeting on Wednesday 8 May. Providing Aged Care Services to Aboriginal communities and participants
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Regional Aged Care Forum - Illawarra

15/05/2019
Regional Forum for CHSP and HCP Providers and the Regional Assessment Teams Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Click Here for the agenda CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. Bookings are limited - an attendance guarantee of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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TAFE Student & Employer Networking Event - May 2019

28/05/2019
TAFE Student and Employer Networking Event - 28th May 2019 The Community Industry Group is facilitating a new strategy to assist with recruitment of care workers. Our TAFE Student and Employer Networking events held in 2018 proved overwhelmingly successful and we are pleased to offer employers across the region with further opportunities to connect with Tafe students in 2019.  This facilitated networking event for employers and students currently studying Certificate 3 in Individual Support will provide employers the opportunity to:          Meet multiple new recruits in one place          Provide a short punchy pitch for your organisation          Engage students in your recruitment process As competition for Individual Support graduates is now high, get in early to secure your place. When: 28th May 2019 Time: 10:00-12:00pm Location: TAFE Illawarra, Foleys Lane, North Wollongong For more information contact Community Industry Group ph 4256 4333 /info@cigroup.org.au  REGISTER NOW FOR THIS FREE EVENT!           
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