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A visit from the Minister

September 3, 2019

Community Industry Group was pleased to host The Hon Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services at a meeting with members of the Illawarra Disability Alliance (IDA) on Friday 30 August 2019. The Minister spoke at length about his vision for disability services in NSW, and about his role on the Disability Reform Council, a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) forum for member Governments to progress key national reform in disability policy including the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and to oversee reforms that are implemented through the National Disability Agreement and the National Disability Strategy to support people with disability, their families and carers. Members of the IDA had the opportunity to raise issues which are impacting on their clients and communities, and on their organisations. The Minister showed a willingness to continue to advocate strongly for people with disability in NSW. Pleasingly, he announced his intention […]

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Connecting Communities Conference

September 3, 2019

Community Industry Group were proud to sponsor and to participate in the Local Community Services Association (LCSA) Connecting Communities Conference held at the Novotel Wollongong on 26–28 August 2019. Highlights of the Conference included the address from The Hon Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services who recognised the value of frontline community work and outlined some of his key policy directions. Particularly pleasing was his commitment to ensuring recontracting of TEI services would begin within the month, and that he had no intention of going to tender for these services. Day 2 saw a keynote address from Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Locality in London, and from Gary Groves, Executive Director Their Futures Matter, followed by a lively panel discussion on the topic Getting the Outcomes Right for all Communities in NSW. Community Industry Group CEO, Nicky Sloan, participated in the Local Solutions for Global […]

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Training Calendar – July to December 2019 Copy

August 14, 2019

Community Industry Group run a wide range of professional development opportunities especially for people who work in the community services sector. Training sessions for July to December include: Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training Navigating End of Life Issues The Data Exchange for Targeted Early Intervention Dementia Awareness Workshop Autism Intervention in Mainstream The Illawarra Way – Reablement Pilot Workshop Work with Diverse People Get on Board Volunteer Training Series Leadership for Not for Profits Foundations of Trauma Informed Care and Practice Same but Different Hypothetical on Older Persons Abuse Prevention for Aged Care Service Providers Aged Care Forums For a printable version of our Training Calendar July to December 2019 click here.

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Community Campus – we need your ideas!

August 14, 2019

BlueScope has partnered with The Flagstaff Group and Community Industry Group to repurpose several disused buildings and the large parcel of greenspace off Flagstaff Road in Port Kembla into new community focussed facilities. It is hoped the buildings and surrounding parkland may be revitalised as a Community Campus, which will bring benefits to local community members, and to local community service  organisations. As well as a business incubator for entrepreneurs with a disability, the Campus will bring training and meeting opportunities for community organisations, and outdoor opportunities for community activities. We are seeking input and ideas from the local community and invite you to an ideas drop in session. Join us on Monday 26 August 2019 between 1pm-3pm or 6pm-7.30pm on site at the proposed Community Campus, Flagstaff Road, Port Kembla (turn off Five Islands Road) for a cup of tea or coffee, cake and a chat. This is your […]

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Training Calendar – July to December 2019

August 14, 2019

Community Industry Group run a wide range of professional development opportunities especially for people who work in the community services sector. Training sessions for July to December include: Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training Navigating End of Life Issues The Data Exchange for Targeted Early Intervention Dementia Awareness Workshop Autism Intervention in Mainstream The Illawarra Way – Reablement Pilot Workshop Work with Diverse People Get on Board Volunteer Training Series Leadership for Not for Profits Foundations of Trauma Informed Care and Practice Same but Different Hypothetical on Older Persons Abuse Prevention for Aged Care Service Providers Aged Care Forums For a printable version of our Training Calendar July to December 2019 click here.

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