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.

Latest News

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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Media Release – Affordable Housing a key issue in 2019 NSW election

March 6, 2019

Community Industry Group is calling for access to safe, secure and affordable housing to be recognised as a key driver for social and economic outcomes by candidates in the upcoming NSW election. “Access to safe, accessible and affordable housing is the number one issue affecting families on low incomes in NSW,” said Nicky Sloan, CEO of Community Industry Group. “The reality is, that with waiting lists for social housing exceeding ten years, many people on welfare or on minimum wage are trying to navigate the private rental market. We need incentives to encourage more affordable private rental properties as well as an urgent investment in social housing.” “A safe, secure, long term home is a foundation for better social, economic and health outcomes,” Ms Sloan said. “Children are healthier, happier and achieve better educational outcomes when they know they have a secure long-term home to go to. They become less […]

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February 26, 2019

Our fortnightly newsletter is full of information for people who work in the community services industry. It includes; Industry news Professional development opportunities Invitations to industry events Positions vacant Member news and events If you are a member of Community Industry Group you can email us your events and accomplishments for inclusion. Sign up here:  

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Upcoming Training & Events

Outcomes Measurement for the Aged Care Sector

This aged care sector specific, subsidised full day training identifies and explores a range of options available in measuring consumer outcomes. Content includes an overview of a range of validated tools, goal measurement strategies and considerations in developing specific tools for different community care service types. Facilitator: Glen Sorensen. 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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Living Well Right to the End

Supporting your clients to accept, embrace and make plans that will allow them to live well right to the natural end of their life is the single kindest act you can perform. This workshop will provide insights, tools and experiences to help you to have those difficult but important conversations with clients, whether you work in home or residential aged care. Focusing on wellness, we’ll provide tools to help you in your person-centred approach to end of life care. The workshop will cover: • Exploring what it means to die well • Understanding different cultural attitudes to death and dying• Working with simple tools to help clients create their goals and individual plans for end of life• Learning nurturing statements and actions that support clients• The importance of support teams and how to help a client create one• Unpacking Advance Care Directives and other legal documents• Dealing with grief: your own as well as your clients’• Resources to help increase your literacy and capacity with death and dying “...highly successful and enlightening, providing a platform for professional and lay people to discuss issues and to provide advice regarding the many aspects of ‘putting their house in order’ for their end of life requests.” The Hon. Andrew Constance MP ABOUT SHANNA Shanna Provost is an author, education specialist, funeral celebrant and certified death doula whose passion is normalising conversations about death and dying well so that people can make practical plans that will ease the burden for everyone involved. Her Dying Well website and Rest Easy Journal, first published in 2005, provide a simple, pragmatic approach to getting our affairs in order. She has received numerous awards for her work in community development as a training practitioner and educator over the past 20 years.
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Social Media for Not for Profit Organisations

This training is designed to show not for profit organisations how they can best utilise their time for social media activities. We’ll discuss some free software options, reaching your target audience, creating a marketing strategy, paid advertising options, creating content including videos and scheduling posts. Social media is always evolving and strategies should be assessed regularly. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific mobility needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Choose the Pay by Invoice option for Bank Transfer payment
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