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

2019 NSW Election Platform

February 11, 2019

Community Industry Group will be keeping you up to date with the 2019 NSW election news, focussing on the issues that affect those working with the community services sector and vulnerable individuals in our community. The Candidates Resources to assist members The Issues Questions from our members The Promises calculator Message from the CEO This is an important year in the political future of our state and our nation. Having a state election and a federal election in the one year brings the opportunity to highlight to our future representatives and leaders the issues which are important to our members and to their clients and communities, and to seek their commitment to address these issues in meaningful ways. The community services industry is at the vortex of a cataclysmic collision of reforms and direction changes at present. Last year marked a quarter of a century of service by Community Industry […]

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2019 Training Calendar

February 11, 2019

Our training calendar has been updated for January to June 2019 with a wide variety of training courses designed specifically for people who work in the community services industry. For a printable version of the calendar click here.

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Welcome Additional Funding for Aged Care

February 11, 2019

The Federal Government has just announced a further $662 million investment in aged care, which is in addition to the recent Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) funding announcement late last year, bringing the total amount to approximately $1.3 billion. Both residential and home care providers will also be supported through a new $7.4 million business advisory service, to help improve their operations. With 126,000 people currently on the waiting list for the appropriate level of Home Care Package, the increase in funding is welcome, but we also recognise even more funding is needed to be able to provide the quality aged care services our older community members require. Additional funding for Home Care services includes: A further 10,000 home care packages across all levels – at a cost of $282.4 million; A 1.5 per cent increase to home care supplements for dementia and cognition and veterans – at a […]

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Upcoming Training & Events

Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say

26/02/2019
Community Industry Group invites you to participate in this consultation process. Share your knowledge and experience so we are able to put forward a strong local response to the NSW Government on the Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign. Please read the Discussion paper before attending. Further reading Evidence Profile From the Their Futures Matter website: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say Moving the system from crisis to early help: connecting children, young people and families to the right support at the right time For vulnerable children, young people and families, timely access to services and support is essential to address child wellbeing or safety concerns. The system needs to give people a pathway to early support when they need it, both early in life and early in need, and must intervene to protect children identified to be at risk of significant harm. This discussion paper is the start of a new vision for the Access System. We know the status quo is not an option; we know we can achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. Recognising the significant expertise and knowledge across the human services sector, we will undertake the next phases of detailed design in genuine partnership. Have your say This collaborative consultation process over the following months begins with this discussion paper. We seek comments, feedback and ideas relevant to the reform directions outlined in the paper. We’re particularly interested in hearing about successful models, innovations or practices that have been or are currently being considered or implemented in NSW or in other jurisdictions. The discussion questions are designed to encourage thoughts, perspectives and ideas about the Access System. You may wish to comment on matters of interest only or on all questions raised.
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Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say

27/02/2019
Community Industry Group invites you to participate in this consultation process. Share your knowledge and experience so we are able to put forward a strong local response to the NSW Government on the Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign. Please read the Discussion paper before attending. Further reading Evidence Profile From the Their Futures Matter website: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say Moving the system from crisis to early help: connecting children, young people and families to the right support at the right time For vulnerable children, young people and families, timely access to services and support is essential to address child wellbeing or safety concerns. The system needs to give people a pathway to early support when they need it, both early in life and early in need, and must intervene to protect children identified to be at risk of significant harm. This discussion paper is the start of a new vision for the Access System. We know the status quo is not an option; we know we can achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. Recognising the significant expertise and knowledge across the human services sector, we will undertake the next phases of detailed design in genuine partnership. Have your say This collaborative consultation process over the following months begins with this discussion paper. We seek comments, feedback and ideas relevant to the reform directions outlined in the paper. We’re particularly interested in hearing about successful models, innovations or practices that have been or are currently being considered or implemented in NSW or in other jurisdictions. The discussion questions are designed to encourage thoughts, perspectives and ideas about the Access System. You may wish to comment on matters of interest only or on all questions raised.
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Dementia Friends Training - Nowra

05/03/2019
An estimated 436,000 Australians are living with dementia. It impacts the individual living with the condition as well as their loved ones who often provide the support and care.  People living with dementia can find it challenging to participate actively in the community due, in part, to a lack knowledge or understanding of the condition and how it can impact people. Join Chris Racar, Policy & Project Officer, Aged Services from Community Industry Group as she delivers Dementia Australia 'Dementia Friends' program, and in doing so, outlines individual actions you can undertake to support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community. We will also discuss how organisations can become 'Dementia Friendly' and what resources are available in developing a 'Dementia Friendly Action Plan' for organisations. 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 session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The a $25.00 fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given 24 hrs notice.
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