MyLink - Port Stephens Community Information Hub

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MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

To obtain a reminder to check out the mylink online noticeboard please subscribe to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

To obtain a reminder to check out the mylink online noticeboard please subscribe to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

  • Free online seniors class

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    3 months ago

    Toogee Martial Arts Raymond Terrace are offering free Seniors online Stretch and Tone classes.
    9.45am Monday - Friday.

    Please join for a not too strenuous pre morning tea workout.
    Dress as if you were at home.

    Interested? Please go to zoom.us and register for a free account and then click the link below at 9.45am

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7216009684…

    Meeting ID: 721 600 9684
    Password: Seniors

    Toogee Martial Arts Raymond Terrace are offering free Seniors online Stretch and Tone classes.
    9.45am Monday - Friday.

    Please join for a not too strenuous pre morning tea workout.
    Dress as if you were at home.

    Interested? Please go to zoom.us and register for a free account and then click the link below at 9.45am

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7216009684…

    Meeting ID: 721 600 9684
    Password: Seniors

  • NDIS service delivery/plan management during COVID-19

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    3 months ago

    Please pass on these links to videos and FAQs which explain some of the more critical changes to NDIS service delivery / plan management for those of you (your clients or colleagues )who may have questions around how the NDIS is operating during social isolation restrictions imposed by the Federal and State Governments during the C OVD-19 pandemic.


    This video explains how it’s possible to flexibly use your NDIS plan funding in the event your family can’t care for you during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.:

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/national-disability-insurance-agency_coronavirus-activity-6654588799059922944-DhqI


    This video explains changes to the plan review process in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic:

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/national-disability-insurance-agency_this-video-explains-changes-to-the-plan-review-activity-6653864054215577601-L4C_


    This link takes you to some FAQs:

    https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/participants-coronavirus-covid-19/your-plan

    Please pass on these links to videos and FAQs which explain some of the more critical changes to NDIS service delivery / plan management for those of you (your clients or colleagues )who may have questions around how the NDIS is operating during social isolation restrictions imposed by the Federal and State Governments during the C OVD-19 pandemic.


    This video explains how it’s possible to flexibly use your NDIS plan funding in the event your family can’t care for you during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.:

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/national-disability-insurance-agency_coronavirus-activity-6654588799059922944-DhqI


    This video explains changes to the plan review process in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic:

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/national-disability-insurance-agency_this-video-explains-changes-to-the-plan-review-activity-6653864054215577601-L4C_


    This link takes you to some FAQs:

    https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/participants-coronavirus-covid-19/your-plan

  • Telco COVID-19 response

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    3 months ago

    This page has some relevant information related to our discussion last week in the Zoom Interagency.

    https://accan.org.au/hot-issues/1707-telco-covid-19-response

    This page has some relevant information related to our discussion last week in the Zoom Interagency.

    https://accan.org.au/hot-issues/1707-telco-covid-19-response

  • Tomaree services update

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    3 months ago

    View the document in the library here

    View the document in the library here

  • Port Stephens rental list

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    3 months ago

    Added to the library here

    Added to the library here

  • TAFE fee-free* short courses

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    3 months ago

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

    If you’re considering a new direction, why not explore some of the fee-free* short courses as well as learn more about our Mature Age Scholarships, Destination Australia Scholarships and Women in Business program, among many others.

    Whether or not you’ve studied at TAFE NSW before, we encourage you to explore some of the courses available today. Our course list is updated often, so be sure to check back regularly to find a fee-free* short course that's right for you.

    *Eligibility criteria apply.

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

    If you’re considering a new direction, why not explore some of the fee-free* short courses as well as learn more about our Mature Age Scholarships, Destination Australia Scholarships and Women in Business program, among many others.

    Whether or not you’ve studied at TAFE NSW before, we encourage you to explore some of the courses available today. Our course list is updated often, so be sure to check back regularly to find a fee-free* short course that's right for you.

    *Eligibility criteria apply.

    https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses

  • Gambling Impact Society (GIS) update

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    3 months ago




    Just an update re Gambling Impact Society (GIS) - Consumer Voice Presentations re Impact of Gambling. Current funding goes through until the end of June 2020 for our Consumer Voice Project - raising awareness about the impact of gambling. We are hopeful of having further funding after June. What has changed for us is the format for providing presentations. We are now offering on-line presentations, at present and have already completed some, which have worked well. We are talking to agencies to organise presentations in the future. If we are able to we will again provide face to face presentations.




    Just an update re Gambling Impact Society (GIS) - Consumer Voice Presentations re Impact of Gambling. Current funding goes through until the end of June 2020 for our Consumer Voice Project - raising awareness about the impact of gambling. We are hopeful of having further funding after June. What has changed for us is the format for providing presentations. We are now offering on-line presentations, at present and have already completed some, which have worked well. We are talking to agencies to organise presentations in the future. If we are able to we will again provide face to face presentations.

  • Hunter tenants update

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    3 months ago

    Hunter TAAS is still operating. We are not conducting face to face appointments.

    The telephone advice line continues to operate as per normal:

    currently 9 am - 1pm Monday to Friday

    Outside these hours callers can leave a message which will be returned as soon as possible.

    Tenants facing eviction or whose matter is urgent can now fill in an online form linked to this page: https://www.tenants.org.au/news/contact-hunter-taas

    If service providers have a client with an urgent matter and are having trouble getting through, please contact us via email enquiries@huntertenants.org

    The Tribunal is hearing matters by telephone and the majority of hearing notices are being sent by email. Encourage your clients to check their emails if they are expecting NCAT action. We are still assisting vulnerable clients with their matters.

    Currently there is no change to legislation in relation to evictions. There is no moratorium on evictions. The best place to keep up to date with any changes is via https://www.tenants.org.au/blog/renting-and-covid-19-information

    The www.tenants.org.au website is a fantastic resource for tenants and support services and has a large number of factsheets and sample letters.

    A reminder, tenants can only have their tenancy terminated by an order of a Court or Tribunal.

    Hunter TAAS is still operating. We are not conducting face to face appointments.

    The telephone advice line continues to operate as per normal:

    currently 9 am - 1pm Monday to Friday

    Outside these hours callers can leave a message which will be returned as soon as possible.

    Tenants facing eviction or whose matter is urgent can now fill in an online form linked to this page: https://www.tenants.org.au/news/contact-hunter-taas

    If service providers have a client with an urgent matter and are having trouble getting through, please contact us via email enquiries@huntertenants.org

    The Tribunal is hearing matters by telephone and the majority of hearing notices are being sent by email. Encourage your clients to check their emails if they are expecting NCAT action. We are still assisting vulnerable clients with their matters.

    Currently there is no change to legislation in relation to evictions. There is no moratorium on evictions. The best place to keep up to date with any changes is via https://www.tenants.org.au/blog/renting-and-covid-19-information

    The www.tenants.org.au website is a fantastic resource for tenants and support services and has a large number of factsheets and sample letters.

    A reminder, tenants can only have their tenancy terminated by an order of a Court or Tribunal.

  • Services Australia information

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    3 months ago


    During our recent Zoom catch up Sharon from Services Australia mentioned the COVID-19 Crisis Payment eligibility. The legislation related to this payment has been saved in the library here

    Services Australia phone hours are 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Social Workers are also accessible throughout these hours. The number to call is 132 850.


    During our recent Zoom catch up Sharon from Services Australia mentioned the COVID-19 Crisis Payment eligibility. The legislation related to this payment has been saved in the library here

    Services Australia phone hours are 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Social Workers are also accessible throughout these hours. The number to call is 132 850.

  • One Door Carer Services

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    3 months ago

    Referral form in the library here

    Referral form in the library here