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

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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Consultation workshop – A secure home for all

September 4, 2019

Illawarra Consultation Forum – Shelter NSW Shelter NSW has identified five key elements that could underpin a system to deliver on our vision of A secure home for all. Everyone deserves a secure home to call their own. A diverse and integrated system provides a variety of options. All tenures provide dignity, stability and affordability. Cities, neighbourhoods and homes are built for diversity and inclusion. Communities are supported and engaged through change. Shelter NSW has developed a discussion paper to prompt conversations and engagement to build a coherent and persuasive set of messages that are informed by Shelter NSW members and stakeholders. Community Industry Group is partnering with Shelter NSW to seek the input of organisations in the Illawarra region. We want to hear what a secure home for all means to you. Friday 27 September 2019, 9.30am-12.30pm (morning tea included), Southern Youth & Family Services, 25 Lake Entrance Road, […]

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Upcoming Training & Events

Hypothetical & Expo on responding to suspected or actual abuse of older people

16/10/2019
REGISTRATION FROM 12:30pm Aged Care Service Providers, RAS and ACAT are invited to attend this session. Reports of elder abuse have been increasing. Often abuse and neglect is hidden and goes unreported. It is very important that workers in the aged care sector can recognise the signs of abuse and respond appropriately. Our hypothetical presentation has gathered a panel of specialists and service providers who will discuss the challenges faced by the sector in responding to situation of suspected, alleged or witnessed abuse and neglect. This informative and entertaining presentation explore a case study that will demonstrate the role of various response services in supporting older people who are victims of abuse.   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.
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Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training- October

17/10/2019
This training is for Managers and Human Resources personnel in the Community Services Industry. ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE is a comprehensive and practical employment toolkit for those in the community services sector seeking to increase the employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. The ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE toolkit includes:• A copy of the Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Pilot Report• Fact Sheets• Training Workbook• Cultural Survey• Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country Fact Sheet and wallet cards• USB with electronic copies of relevant documents Upon completion of the training participants will have a clear idea of how their organisation can develop meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Communities, improve recruitment and retention strategies for potential Aboriginal employees and create a culturally respectful, appropriate and safe working environment for Aboriginal people.  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. PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card  OR you can request an invoice but you will not be able to attend until the invoice is paid. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND  if less than 3 working days notice given.           
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Hypothetical & Expo for responding to suspected or actual abuse of older people

17/10/2019
REGISTRATION FROM 9:30am Aged Care Service Providers, RAS and ACAT are invited to attend this session. Reports of elder abuse have been increasing. Often abuse and neglect is hidden and goes unreported. It is very important that workers in the aged care sector can recognise the signs of abuse and respond appropriately. Our hypothetical presentation has gathered a panel of specialists and service providers who will discuss the challenges faced by the sector in responding to situation of suspected, alleged or witnessed abuse and neglect. This informative and entertaining presentation explore a case study that will demonstrate the role of various response services in supporting older people who are victims of abuse.   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.
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