• Uni 4 You

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  • Have a Yarn

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    Visit the project page here for more information. If you have a group who would like to contribute to the project and you need some yarn supplies please get in touch. Contact the Community Development and Engagement Team on 4988 0255.

  • SeeChange Therapy

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  • NSW Small Business Recovery Grant

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    Small businesses in NSW requiring financial relief to promptly reopen or operate in a COVIDSafe way may be eligible for a grant provided by the state government.


    The boost supports expenses, such as marketing/advertising costs, staff training and other measures to help businesses operate in the new normal, between the value of $500 and $3000.


    Eligible applicants can apply from July 1, 2020, until August 16, 2020, via the NSW Service Website.


    Eligibility

    • Operate a small business or not-for-profit organisation in NSW
    • Have an ABN registered in NSW (ensure your business details are up to date on the Australian Business Register)
    • have an annual turnover of more than $75,000
    • employ less than 20 full-time equivalent staff (non-employing businesses can also apply)
    • Report a payroll below the NSW 2019-2020 payroll tax threshold of $900,000
    • Operate in a highly impacted industry deemed under the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 (see guidelines)
    • Prove at least a 30% decline in turnover from March to July 2020 compared to the equivalent period (of at least 2 weeks) in 2019
    • Incur costs associated with safely reopening or upscaling the business from July 1, 2020
  • Bumpy Road - Resource for Parents with Disability

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    The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS), in conjunction with the WASH House, NDIS and parents with disability have just launched a new website with information, fact sheets and resources for parents with a disability who are dealing with the child protection system.


    Below is a link to the main page and a YouTube clip explaining the website – It’s a public website so feel free to send to your wider networks


    https://www.bumpyroad.org.au/home/index.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrP6P6EKUZ8&feature=emb_logo

  • Invitation to the second Young Thinking seminar of 2020

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    We would like to invite you to the second session of a series of joint seminars by ACYP and the Children and Youth Research Network, UNSW. This event, Challenging Issues in Education for Young People with Disabilities, will be conducted as a webinar during which speakers will discuss the education and wellbeing of students living with disability.

    The seminar brings together speakers from academia, government and non-government organisations who each have a wealth of experience on inclusive education practices and best outcomes for children and young people living with disability.

    Speaking at this event will be:

    • The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services
    • Professor Iva Strnadová, UNSW, School of Education
    • Mr Rhys Morris, ACYP together with Ms Julie Charlton, NSW Youth Advisory Council
    • Ms Cecile Sullivan Elder, Executive Officer, Family Advocacy
    • Dr Joanne Danker, UNSW, School of Education

    The seminar is open to anyone who works in the children and young people sector.

    Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Location: Webinar, Webex platform (details to join will be provided upon registration)

    Please RSVP via the link below by 21 July.

    Click here to register.


  • Public Art Opportunities- Yarning/textile x 5, graphic design, mural

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    Council has some exciting opportunities for the creation of public art. The project brief is in the library here

  • EVERYbody Dance Now

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    The EVERYbody Dance Now volunteer team would like to reach out to people of all abilities, living in regional and rural areas of NSW, to join us for our 2nd virtual disco on the 4th of July!


    Please find the event registration link below. This is a free event.


    Registration Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BJWFK


    Due to feedback we received from viewers following Channel 10's story of our all abilities disco featured on The Project last month, we have decided to host another one. It was brought to our attention that people with disabilities living in regional and rural areas often don't have socially inclusive dance parties to attend in their country communities so we thought this might be a fun event for these individuals to engage in on the 4th of July.


    Our EVERYbody Dance Now committee are keen to continue hosting regular virtual discos for regional and rural communities, post COVID-19, however this will depend on the interest we receive for this upcoming disco. We do need your support!


    We would appreciate your support in forwarding this email with the registration link, to your Social Inclusion Committee members and disability networks so we can reach out to as many people across the state to join us for a dance from their lounge rooms!


    Click on this link to view a short YouTube video of our last 70's Disco!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ROtCX72K4s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3zr1av87y9hp-fQzlcmrFYDkXpcaGV1w3kfnWqFK7eoSD7TtpdIzUfxQ4


  • Newcastle Interagency June e-Newsletter

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    Read the latest Newcastle Interagency newsletter here


  • Carer Education and Training

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    Carers NSW is offering carers and service providers a series of online education sessions and opportunities to connect including:

    Understanding the new Carer Gateway

    The webinar will provide you with an understanding of:

    • Carer Gateway
    • Types of services offered and how to access them
    • The carer support planning process.

    Supporting Carers through COVID-19

    A NEW, interactive session that provides carers with an opportunity to:

    • Explore and identify ways to manage the challenges that are impacting on carers due to COVID-19
    • Learn about services that support carers health and wellbeing and enable carers to stay connected
    • Share strategies for self-care
    • Learn about resources that may help you stay informed and well during COVID-19

    Carers NSW is also offering carers and service providers other online education sessions and opportunities to connect. These include:

    • Navigating My Aged Care
    • Transitional Care
    • Carer Support Groups: a workshop for facilitators
    • Carer Hangouts
    • Facilitator Meetups

    For information about these sessions and others including dates and registration visit the Education & Training Calendar here or contact the Education and Training team on 02 9280 4744 or at education@carersnsw.org.au.