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

  • Listening the Lifeline way

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    19 August, 2020
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    https://www.lifelinedirect.org.au/training

  • Dementia Care Navigator

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    19 August, 2020
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    Dementia Australia is part of the ‘Aged Care Navigator Trial’ alongside a consortium of providers led by COTA and funded by the Australian Government. The trial involves testing different ways to share aged care information. Dementia Australia’s part in the trial is both an information hub as well as a dedicated Dementia Care Navigator.


    The Navigator can offer support in a number of formats: through information sessions, regular zoom online sessions, (exploring how to connect ‘My Aged Care’ funding to a care provider in a person centred way), appointments at our Hamilton office on a Tuesday morning and/or by phone or email.


    Participants can register their interest to be part of this FREE trial, by calling the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500, or for the information sessions, registration is required through Eventbrite. Events coming up in our Hamilton office are on September 8, September 22 and October 6. Due to COVID precautions – there is limited seating.


    If you know of someone living with dementia or in the process of seeking diagnosis, I would appreciate if you could advise carers or people living with dementia that they are made aware of this opportunity to engage with a navigator to learn how to use ‘My Aged Care’ government subsidised support to stay well, independent and connected to their community.

  • TAD Talk - Keeping you Safe | Neve's Cute Arm | Freedom Wheels Assessment Days | Adaptable Solutions Range

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    17 August, 2020
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    Read the latest TAD Newsletter here

  • Uni4You Information Sessions

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    12 August, 2020
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    View the brochure in the library here

  • New Online Events Workshop + ABC TV Stars In-Conversation

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    12 August, 2020
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    New Workshop To Help Arts Orgs Deliver Access For Online Events

    We've just launched a new online workshop called Delivering Accessible Online Events. It’s all about helping arts and cultural orgs improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of their online performances, exhibitions, rehearsals and creative developments as well their webinars, online panel discussions, online meetings and social media. The stand-alone session is 1.5 hours and recurs on the first Wednesday of every month starting from September. And there’s a 2-for-1 introductory offer so you can bring a friend for FREE! Places are limited. BOOK NOW!: https://www.aarts.net.au/delivering-accessible-online-events/


    Stars of ABC TV's The Heights To Be In-Conversation

    Following its postponement a few months ago, we’re excited to announce that we’re now going ahead with our first In-Conversation event for 2020. Join Bridie McKim and Roz Hammond - the stars of inclusive ABC TV drama The Heights - as they discuss the ups and downs of performance, representation and disability during this FREE online Q&A event on Thursday 27 August from 6pm – 7pm. Then watch Bridie and Roz in action that night at 8pm on ABC TV. Our In-Conversation program profiles arts practitioners with disability. This event will have live closed captioning and Auslan interpretation. REGISTER NOW: https://www.aarts.net.au/whats-on/in-conversation-bridie-mckim-roz-hammond/


    And don’t forget our regular Disability Confidence Training workshops. We’ve got places available in our 14 Oct, 18 Nov and 16 Dec workshops. And our 2-for-1 offer is still available. FIND OUT MORE: https://www.aarts.net.au/access/disability-inclusion-training/

  • Minutes of the August Port Stephens Community Interagency

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    12 August, 2020
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    Minutes of the August Port Stephens Community Interagency have been added to the library here

  • Older Persons Legal Clinic - University of Newcastle Legal Centre

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    04 August, 2020
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  • July 2020 Community Sector e-news edition 2

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    03 August, 2020
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    Read the latest Newcastle Community Sector E-News here

  • PSC Community Funding Program- Now Open

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    29 July, 2020
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    The Port Stephens Council Funding Program launched this week. As you many know, our traditional grants program was put on hold earlier this year due to the impacts of COVID-19. Because of the significant changes that the recent and ongoing pandemic has brought to our streets and to our lives, we have re-imagined our grants program for 2020/21 to be relevant to what community and business need right now.

    This year there is over $500,000 in funding to help support our community respond to the impacts of COVID-19, as well as to reinvigorate our streets and neighbourhoods, support local businesses and build community wellbeing.

    Not-for-profit organisations, community, environmental and volunteer groups, schools, sporting clubs, artists, and business are eligible for one or more funding streams.

    We have put together an easy to read guide that contains all the necessary information on how to apply for one of our 11 funding streams on offer.

    We're looking for projects and ideas that will activate public spaces, bring life to our streets, and help our most vulnerable. If you have a little or big idea that needs funding and Council support please talk to us- we'd love to hear from you.

    For helpful tips and tricks, we’re hosting an online grants webinar on Wednesday 5th August from 10am. To book, simply email pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.

    For further information on all funding opportunities, help sheets and the grants webinar, please head to our website or telephone Council on 4988 0255.

    Take care and good luck with your applications

  • Inviting Expressions of Interest for FREE group programs developed by UoN Social Work Students

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    29 July, 2020

    The University of Newcastle's third year Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) students will be working in project teams this semester to create group work programs for human service agencies on the Central Coast and in the Hunter region.

    This learning and practice activity fosters the development of various forms of social work knowledge and skills for our students, particularly in group work, working in teams, project management and organisational practice.

    The project builds on existing partnerships between the social work program at The University of Newcastle and partner human service agencies, and is an opportunity for us to reciprocate the support provided by our generous field educators and host agencies.

    You do not have to be supervising a social work student this semester to submit an expression of interest, and you do not have to be a social worker to express interest in working with our students to develop a group program.

    Since 2010, our students have developed 56 FREE group programs for around over 30 different agencies.

    Please note the due date of Friday, 14 August 2020.

    Please contact wendy.foote@newcastle.edu.au for more information.