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

  • Newcastle Interagency June e-Newsletter

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    22 June, 2020
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    Read the latest Newcastle Interagency newsletter here


  • New dates announced for NAIDOC Week 2020

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    17 June, 2020
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    National NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations will be held from the 8-15 November.

    The November dates follow the decision by the National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) to postpone NAIDOC Week from the original July dates due to the impacts and uncertainty from the escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across our communities and cities.
    The postponement was aimed at protecting our elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues from the disastrous impacts of COVID19.

    As cooler weather approaches the need to protect our most susceptible remains.

    Further announcements regarding the National NAIDOC Awards and the reactivation of the 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants Round will be made within coming weeks.

    The NNC understands that the July dates for NAIDOC may still be acknowledged by communities and organisations, however we are mindful that those celebrations and physical gatherings will still be impacted by the various State and Territory COVID19 restrictions and social distancing measures.

    We acknowledge the commitment and tireless work of the many State, Territory, regional and local NAIDOC Committees, organisations and individuals whose passion each year makes NAIDOC Week an outstanding success.

    We thank you for your understanding and working with us during these uncertain times.

    The NNC are continuing to work with our partners and key stakeholders to make NAIDOC Week 2020 a suitable and fitting celebration of #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe

    Visit the website for more information.

  • Have your say - PS Live

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    16 June, 2020
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    Find the event on Facebook here

  • Active Abilities Series: A roadmap for social disability inclusion

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    16 June, 2020
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    Join us tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, 17 June at 3.00pm – 4.30pm) for another Timeout Talk – Active Abilities Series: A roadmap for social disability inclusion.

    Register for the webinar here: https://www.sportnsw.com.au/events/67063/

    This webinar will feature two female Paralympic athletes, Rae Anderson and Tyan Taylor, who will discuss the newly released Active Abilities Series. This ground-breaking series of home exercise videos has been created by people with a disability, for people with a disability. In addition, Healthstin Senior Exercise Physiologist Rachelle Sultana and Sport NSW Disability Inclusion Manager Murray Elbourn will join the panel to explore social recreation and mentoring in the disability space. The session will provide an opportunity for Q&A with the panel, so come with any questions you have around disability in the sport and active recreation world.

    The webinar is a great opportunity for personal and professional development, so we encourage you to share this email with your colleagues and networks.



  • Positions Vacant - Hunter Valley Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

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    16 June, 2020

    Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services Inc. are seeking applicants for 3 Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Workers to join the Hunter Valley Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.

    1 x Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Worker – Aboriginal Focus

    1 x Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Worker - Older Women & Women with Disability Focus

    1 x Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker.

    The position descriptions are saved in the library to the right of this page or follow links below.

    Aboriginal focus

    Generalist

    Older women and women living with a disability



  • Your Journey to Employment - Webinar Series

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    15 June, 2020
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    Join us in a series of 3 Webinars to assist you on your journey to employment in a competitive market.

    We will take you through a series of 30 minute Webinars designed to lift your confidence and arm you with skills, tips and helpful information for you to stand out in a competitive job market. Each session will be followed by a Q&A. During the series you will learn about:

    • Impacts from COVID19
    • Who is hiring and where to find them
    • Training opportunities
    • How to stand out from the crowd
    • Resumes that get noticed
    • Healthy habits for job applications
    • Best practice for marketing yourself

    Tips to succeed.

    Visit this website for more information.


  • Department of Communties & Justice:  Rent relief for DV victims

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    15 June, 2020

    The Rent Choice Start Safely provides short to medium-term financial support for people escaping domestic or family violence. The subsidy helps people secure private rental accommodation so they do not have to return to the violent situation.

    Visit this website for more information.

  • TAD Assessments Update

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    15 June, 2020
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    TAD have returned to providing free Freedom Wheels bike assessments at our Northmead and Newcastle locations for people who have the desire to ride their own custom bike.

    The bike assessments at our local Northmead Assistive Technology Centre can be booked from Monday to Friday as well as one Saturday a month.

    Our local partner, Action OT in Newcastle, can book your clients in once a month. Our Occupational Therapist and team will ensure the assessments will be completed with extra cleaning, meeting good hand hygiene and social distancing to protect you and our community.

    As you may be well aware, we are a registered NDIS provider however we also provide assistance with funding options for people who are not with NDIS. We can also offer video conferencing options for OT’s if you would like to dial in to participate with your client in the Freedom Wheels assessment we’d love your input. We do not charge for our assessments, these are free to your client.

    Do you have any clients in mind that are interested in riding a bike?

    If you have clients in need of products to help them develop functional movement such as sit to stand ladders as well as adjustable tables and chairs, our Adaptable Solutions can be browsed through our webshop: https://www.shop.tad.org.au/

    If you have a client in need of achieving specific goals to assist in improving their wellbeing and quality of life, we can provide assessments for our unique solutions through video conferencing or the client can visit us in Northmead Office.

  • Measuring the impacts of COVID-19 - ABS Statistics

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    15 June, 2020
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    New high frequency ABS products help measure the economic and social impacts of COVID-19

    Visit the website for more information.

  • Minutes of the 9 June Port Stephens Interagency

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    10 June, 2020
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    Minutes of the 9 June Port Stephens Interagency have been added to the library here