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Home Care Packages Data Report

October 23, 2018

The latest Home Care Packages Data Report reveals that 64,668 people in the National Prioritisation Queue are still waiting for a higher level Home Care Package, 12,427 new people were able to access a home care package over the most recent quarter, and 30,281 new people were receiving support during the period 1 July 2017 to 31 March 2018. At 31 March 2018, there were 84,971 people in a home care package. A further 56,750 people on the queue were either not in, or assigned, a lower level home care package. Of those, it is estimated that around half were accessing CHSP services. Therefore, it is estimated that around 75% of people in the queue are accessing Government subsidised home care support to assist them to remain living in their home. The efficiency of home care package assignment and the accuracy of the wait-time calculator are reliant on the consistency […]

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Individualised Music Intervention Guidelines

October 9, 2018

The Community Industry Group recently worked with Opal Residential Aged Care Denhams Beach, Red Cross and the NSW Health Dementia Behaviour Assessment & Management Service to pilot an Individualised Music Intervention Program. People with dementia maintain the ability to process music long after their ability to process verbal communication has deteriorated, and personalised music can be an intervention that provides a range of important benefits to individual residents, their family and staff. These guidelines were collated to enable other aged care service providers to offer similar programs. IMI Guidelines

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Free Webinar – Working with Interpreters

October 8, 2018

Community Industry Group is proud to offer this free webinar on Working with Interpreters for community service organisations. It covers subjects such as: when to identify the need for an interpreter; how to engage an interpreter; maximising the interpreter and client experience; and interpreter services available within the Illawarra-Shoalhaven. For  information about our webinars click here.

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Free Webinar – Good Governance

September 19, 2018

Community Industry Group is proud to offer this free webinar on Good Governance for community service organisations. It covers subjects such as: Board roles and responsibilities Specific responsibilities for board officer positions Incorporation Good Governance Key terms For  information about our webinars click here.

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Reporting changes for associations registered as charities with the ACNC

September 18, 2018

From 1 October 2018, there are changes to the requirements of charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). You will no longer need to lodge annual reports with Fair Trading or pay the annual lodgement fee. This applies if your association has not yet lodged your NSW annual summary for your current financial year end by 1 October 2018. You must lodge your association’s Annual Information Statement (and financial statements if required) with the ACNC for each financial year. The change only applies to annual financial reporting obligations. All incorporated associations must continue to notify Fair Trading of any changes, such as the association’s name, details, constitution or public officer.  If your association is not on the ACNC charities register, your reporting obligations do not change. You must continue to lodge all annual reporting with Fair Trading and pay the lodgement fee. The change only applies if the association continues […]

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