• Gambling Impact Society presentation 10:30am Tuesday 9 June

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    Join us following our next Interagency on 9 June. Email Mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au to register your interest.

  • Salvation Army financial services

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  • Services Australia new resources

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    Services Australia new resources
    Services Australia have developed new resources about COVID-19 supports for customers and communities. The new resources include:

    • Translated audio files (12 languages) about Centrelink payment and access options and Economic Support Payments and Coronavirus Supplement. For more visit Services Australia Sound Cloud playlist or visit the Services Australia website.
    • A COVID-19 resources for community groups webpage. This includes an e-kit to help organisations promote Services Australia supports and services, a Family and Domestic Violence Checklist and a booklet on How we’re helping people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
    • Short videos in English on a range of topics (i.e.How to claim a Centrelink payment, COVID-19 payments explained, JobKeeper Payment explained, JobSeeker Payment explained, How Financial Information Services (FIS) can help during the coronavirus, and Creating a myGov account) are now available on the Services Australia YouTube channel.
    • A factsheet is being developed for migrants, refugees and visitors. The factsheet will be available in a couple of weeks and will be translated into a range of languages.


    MyAusCovid-19 app

    Migration Council Australia (MCA) has developed a multilingual resource for Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities about COVID-19, its impact and available support.

    The app is now available in the below languages:

    Cantonese

    Khmer

    Tagalog

    English

    Korean

    Tamil

    French

    Mandarin

    Thai

    Greek

    Punjabi

    Turkish

    Indonesian

    Russian

    Vietnamese

    Italian

    Somali


    Japanese

    Spanish



    The below languages will be added soon:

    Arabic

    Dari

    Persian

    Burmese

    Karen

    Urdu


  • Minutes from Zoom Interagency 19 May 2020

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    Minutes from today's Interagency are in the library here


  • Aged Care Services Workforce Hub

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    In order to continue delivery of quality services to older Australians it is critical that Aged Care Service Organisations have access to ‘right fit’ employees in a timely and efficient way.

    For many organisations the COVID-19 situation has increased their need to recruit additional staff in an environment where recruiting ‘right fit’ employees was already difficult. However we now find ourselves in a unique situation where there is a significant increase in the number of people looking for work.

    To help match Aged Care Service Organisations with people looking for work ACSA have developed a National Aged Care Services Workforce Hub. A key component of ‘the Hub’ is the Employment Register.

    What is the Employment Register?

    • Individuals looking for work - can submit an application to be on the Employment Register through the Workforce Hub.
      • The application is an on-line form which requires a range of mandatory fields to be completed, it has been designed to provide an employer with essential information about each applicant.
      • The application includes the areas of interest that the jobseeker is qualified for, experienced with or has similar skills and would like to be considered for.
      • The application allows the jobseeker to nominate a region and local government areas for which they would like to be considered for work.
    • Aged Care Service Organisations - can access the Employment Register to search for individuals seeking work in their region.
      • Organisations will be able to search the register by job role, Region and Local Government Area at no cost
      • Organisations will be able to advertise vacancies to job seekers at no cost

    For immediate action, we encourage:

    • People looking for to work to go to ‘the Hub’ and submit your application now
    • Aged Care Service Organisations to register on ‘the Hub’ to access the Employment Register

    ‘The Hub’: https://employment.agedservicesworkforce.com.au/. Please note: there are no costs associated with utilising ‘the Hub’ for jobseekers or Aged Care Service Organisations.

    Aged Care Services Organisations are asked to please keep in mind that the number of applications on the Employment Register will be minimal within the first few days of going live and will continue to grow as people become aware, and take advantage of the opportunity.

    We encourage you to share this information with all people and organisations who you think this opportunity may assist!



  • Community Linkers brochure

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    View the document in the library here

  • Tomaree Neighbourhood Centre - COVID Response

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    We have had 70 community members participate in the survey so far and it would be great it we could capture a broader response from our local community. So far to date we have had a huge response from seniors in the local Port Stephens Community, which has been fantastic. We also would like to hear from our Port Stephens families, so we can have a better understanding of how we can best support them during this time of uncertainty.

    Follow this link to complete the survey or you can go to the Neighbourhood Centre's Facebook page and share it from there.

  • Join the NSW Governor for a virtual tour as TAD launches our NEW makerspace online!

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    For 45 years TAD volunteers have been designing personalised assistive technology to change the lives of people living with a disability.

    TAD is pleased to announce the launch of the newly remodeled makerspace in Northmead and invite you to a virtual tour, joined by our Joint Patrons, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of NSW and Mr Dennis Wilson.

    This online event will showcase the new technologies our skilled volunteers use to bring assistive technology dreams to life.

    From the new 3D printer making special attachments to enable kids with limb difference to ride bikes, scooters and hold an archery bow, to the latest circuit board printer to harness micro processors to automate TV controls, heater and lights for a person to remain independent in their home, the upgraded makerspace will help deliver unique solutions to change lives.

    Register here

  • Adaptive fashion

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    1 in 5 Australians live with a disability, for whom getting dressed can be a real challenge.


    We work with brands who have made subtle adjustments to mainstream fashion - replaced buttons with magnetic closures, created one-handed zippers on shoes, designed AFO friendly shoes & clothing for the seated position.


    EveryHuman’s mission is to empower people to independently express themselves and achieve their dreams by making life a little easier.


    Visit the website here

  • Save the Date: UoN 4th Year Social Work Conference

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