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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Events

October 22, 2019

We have lots of events in October and November. To check them out and book your place click here.

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Temporary Transition Plan, NDIS

October 1, 2019

Representatives from the Illawarra Disability Alliance recently met with Stephen Jones MP to express their concerns about the impact of government changes to Temporary Transition Plan provisions. The NDIS introduced the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) from 1 July 2019 in order to provide additional funding to organisations to assist them to transform their business. It acknowledges the costs involved for organisations to transform their operations and continue viably under the NDIS. TTP can be applied to in-home support and community participant supports whether provided in a centre or in the community (and when provided one-to-one or in groups). In this financial year, it is set at 7.5%, decreasing by 1.5% per year. Before claiming the TTP-included price, providers must have the agreement of a participant and agree to meet 3 NDIA-set criteria by December 2019 (the main one being to participate in an NDIA-endorsed benchmarking survey). NDIS plans already in […]

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AGM 2019 Invitation

September 12, 2019

Community Industry Group invites members, supporters and students to our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 7 November 2019, 9:30 for a 10am start at Shellharbour Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome but only financial members are eligible to vote at the AGM. Please contact the office at info@cigroup.org.au to check if your membership is current. Special Guest Speaker: Mark Isaacs We last heard from Mark in 2015 about his time in Naru and his book ‘The Undesirables’. His latest book is The Kabul Peace House about a community of peace activists in Afghanistan. For a printable version of the invitation click here. To confirm your attendance click here.

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Upcoming Training & Events

Illawarra Aged Care Regional Forum

20/11/2019
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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Navigating End of Life Issues Forum and Marketplace

28/11/2019
Community Industry Group is pleased to present another forum in our Navigating Local Services series. Members and other stakeholders are invited to hear keynote speakers and visit a marketplace of providers involved in End of Life issues. This FREE event is suitable for all community service providers, carers and supporters as well as frontline staff and students. Topics covered include:Advanced care planningAssisted dyingWorking with the bereavedPlanning a funeralWills, estates and legal issues Death in different cultures Once again we are inviting  service providers to  participate in the marketplace and have the opportunity to present their '2min Power Pitch' ( Service Providers are encouraged to book an information table; contact Tessa tparsons@cigroup.org.au. ) The forum will include morning tea and networking.  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. Due to the popularity of these events and the an ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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