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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February 20, 2020

Our fortnightly newsletter is full of community service news, invitations to take part in submission responses, positions vacant and training opportunities. Check out the latest news here. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox https://communityindustrygroup.org.au/subscribe/        

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Bushfire Resources

February 16, 2020

There is no doubt that the beginning of 2020 has brought a great deal of stress and sadness for many. Our heartfelt wishes go out to everyone, especially those who have been personally affected by these devastating fires. Many of our local community service organisations have been working hard to support the individuals, families, and communities which have been impacted. We recognise the enormity of the work done by community workers and volunteers to offer the practical support, and the personal support needed by so many impacted by the crisis. We recognise that these services will be needed for many months and years ahead, as we support communities through the crisis, the recovery, the rebuilding, and the future resilience-building phases to come. There are many resources available to assist across all of these phases and it can seem a little overwhelming, so we have collated many below to help you […]

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Port Kembla Community Masterplan Presentation

February 11, 2020

We invite you to the Port Kembla Community Masterplan Presentation. Monday 17 February 2020, 4.30-6.00pm at 7-11 Flagstaff Road, Port Kembla. Click here for more information.

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Upcoming Training & Events

Community Industry Group Mentoring Program for Members Official Launch

27/02/2020
Community Industry Group is proud to present this brand new mentorship program designed specifically for our members in the Community Services Industry. Mentoring is not a new concept. It often occurs spontaneously as informal relationships, however as people recognise the tremendous power of mentoring, the process can benefit from being more structured. The program developed by Community Industry Group provides a single source of mentoring best practice including tools and support to ensure the mentor and mentee both get the most out of the experience. We invite you to help us celebrate the launch of this new initiative by Community Industry Group and find out how you can participate. Our first round of mentorships will commence in March 2020- A half day training session is provided for mentors and mentees before commencement of the program- Mentees and mentors will be matched through a questionnaire and evaluation process- Support will be provided by Community Industry Group throughout the twelve month program- There is no cost to participate for our members- Official graduation networking event for participants at the conclusion of the program 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 a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. An ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.
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Dementia Awareness Training with Dennis Frost

02/03/2020
The presentation is in four parts with time for reflection and discussion.• The first part is an overview of dementia and its prevalence in the Australian community.• The second section looks more closely at how dementia can impact on an individual particularly how it may impact our senses.• The third section looks at getting a diagnosis, the risk factors and some strategies you can employ to minimise your chances ofdeveloping dementia, and things you may be able to do to mitigate its impact.• The final section looks at what you can do to help support someone with dementia and how to become a dementia Friend.• Questions are encouraged from participants to ensure you gain a practical understanding of the lived experience of dementia.  Dennis Frost is a member of Dementia Alliance International and also the Inaugural Chair of the Southern Dementia Advisory Group in Kiama NSW, which guides the Dementia Friendly Community pilot project between the Kiama Council, University of Wollongong and with which Alzheimer;s Australia were also involved in nationally. Many consider this to be the gold standard dementia friendly communities project globally. 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 session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend.        
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Dementia Awareness Training with Dennis Frost

03/03/2020
The presentation is in four parts with time for reflection and discussion.• The first part is an overview of dementia and its prevalence in the Australian community.• The second section looks more closely at how dementia can impact on an individual particularly how it may impact our senses.• The third section looks at getting a diagnosis, the risk factors and some strategies you can employ to minimise your chances ofdeveloping dementia, and things you may be able to do to mitigate its impact.• The final section looks at what you can do to help support someone with dementia and how to become a dementia Friend.• Questions are encouraged from participants to ensure you gain a practical understanding of the lived experience of dementia.   Dennis Frost is a member of Dementia Alliance International and also the Inaugural Chair of the Southern Dementia Advisory Group in Kiama NSW, which guides the Dementia Friendly Community pilot project between the Kiama Council, University of Wollongong and with which Alzheimer;s Australia were also involved in nationally. Many consider this to be the gold standard dementia friendly communities project globally. 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 session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend.        
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