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.

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.

  • Dementia Care Navigator sessions and Understanding Dementia sessions coming up

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    27 Jan 2021

    NSW January, February, March 2021

    Date

    Topic

    Time

    Session

    Registration Link

    28.01.2021

    Dementia Care Navigator

    10am-12pm

    ONLINE ZOOM

    https://nav-nsw-28jan.eventbrite.com.au

    02.02.2021

    Dementia Care Navigator

    1pm – 3pm

    Face to Face

    Wallsend Library

    https://nav-walls-2feb.eventbrite.com.au

    03.02.2021

    Dementia Care Navigator

    10am-12pm

    Face to Face

    Club Lemon Tree

    https://nav-lemon-3feb.eventbrite.com.au

    09.02.2021

    Understanding Dementia

    1pm-2pm

    Face to Face

    Wallsend Library

    https://ud-walls-9feb.eventbrite.com.au

    16.02.2021

    Dementia Care Navigator

    1pm-3pm

    Face to Face

    Raymond Terrace Library

    https://nav-ray-16feb.eventbrite.com.au

    23.02.2021

    Dementia Care Navigator

    9:30pm–11:30pm

    Face to Face

    Hamilton

    https://nav-ham-23feb.eventbrite.com.au

    01.03.2021

    Understanding Dementia

    10am-11am

    Face to Face

    Club Lemon Tree

    https://ud-lemon-1march.eventbrite.com.au

    02.03.2021

    Understanding Dementia

    1pm-2pm

    Face to Face

    Raymond Terrace Library

    https://ud-ray-2march.eventbrite.com.au

    15.03.2021

    Dementia Care Navigator

    10am-12pm

    Face to Face

    Nelson Bay Bowling Club

    https://nav-nb-15march.eventbrite.com.au

    15.03.2021

    Understanding Dementia

    1pm-2pm

    Face to Face

    Nelson Bay Bowling Club

    https://ud-nb-15march.eventbrite.com.au

  • Transport for clients and WESNET phones

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    27 Jan 2021

    Transport fund

    The Yacaaba Centre has been successful with a grant application through Transport NSW for TARP (=Transport Access regional Partnership Grants Program) and received $22,000.00 for client transport.

    Individual transport will be through Nelson Bay Taxi locally to/from appointments and appointments in Raymond Terrace, Maitland and Newcastle area.

    One reason why the grant application was successful, was the fact that I have stated this was a joint interagency approach and if successful, will be shared with clients from all services in Port Stephens.

    If you have a client who is in need for transport to engage in service appointments, please refer them to the Yacaaba Centre and we will arrange taxi transport for them. If you require anymore information, please contact us at the centre!


    WESNET Safe Connections Program:

    SafeConnections is an award-winning project with WESNET (= The Women’s Services Network) Safety Net Australia and Telstra to provide free, safe mobile phones to survivors of domestic and family violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women. When survivors are experiencing abuse, having access to safe ways to connect with services and loved ones is crucial.

    Telstra is meeting this need by donating smartphones with pre-paid credit for WESNET to provide to women impacted by Domestic and Family Violence and other forms of gender-based violence.

    WESNET, with funding from the Australian Government, is supporting this effort by distributing the phones to frontline agencies and providing training and information on safe use of technology to frontline workers.

    The Yacaaba Centre is a partner agency of WESNET and we have phones available. If you have clients in need of a safe phone, please contact the Yacaaba Centre.

  • Carer webinars: January-March 2021

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    19 Jan 2021

    Dates announced for education webinars and workshops in 2021.


    Carers NSW offers a number of free workshops and training for carers, carer support groups, service providers and anyone providing support to a carer. The education and training calendar is updated each month to help you plan ahead for any topics of interest.



    Carers NSW have set dates for the following education workshops in 2021.



    New workshops for 2021 [details below]:



    Ongoing education topics



    Workshops are currently being delivered online using the Zoom videoconferencing platform. You will need access to a computer with speakers (a microphone and video camera are a bonus). Carers NSW will send you instructions about how you can join the session on confirmation of your registration.



    Guest speaker requests are welcome. Please contact education@carernsw.org.au Bookings will be subject to trainer availability and COVID safe risk assessments for in-person training requests.

  • Newcastle E-newsletter Jan 2021

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    19 Jan 2021
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    Read the latest newsletter here

  • POSITION VACANT

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    15 Dec 2020

    The Yacaaba Centre is a small not for profit organisation that exists to provide counselling to a wide range of clients who have experienced trauma and who may be at risk of homelessness. This position is for an experienced counsellor, preferably working with children and adolescents, 7 hours a week with flexible working hours. Successful applicant needs to be fully accredited and a member with a professional body (e.g. PACFA or ACA). If you are interested, please call the Manager, Petra Offen on 02 4984 2176 or petra@yacaabacentre.com.au for further details, and to obtain a copy of the position description.

  • Nextwave Youth Film Festival

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    14 Dec 2020
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    It’s been a year like to no other so we are thinking we should celebrate like no other. Here’s an option for ONE DAY ONLY!

    To celebrate Youth Week 2020 (better late than never!), Port Stephens Council has been invited to host an online screening of SWIFF’s Nextwave youth film program. It is a curated 90 minute program of short films made by young regional Australians.

    On Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 8:30am (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL TERMS), Council will post the link to view the Nextwave Youth Film Festival. The link will appear on Council’s facebook page (link below) and will stay open until midnight.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2923849387848086

    Film Outreach Australia provides film programs to venues around Regional Australia, including regular screening programs, film festivals, and special screenings to help celebrate important community events throughout the year like Seniors Week, NAIDOC Week…..and Youth Week! Working out of Coffs Harbour, Film Outreach Australia understands regional communities and regional audiences and have founded and developed the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) - Australia’s largest regional feature film festival.

  • Disability Support & Aged Care Qualifications - Transformational Institute

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    14 Dec 2020
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  • Uniting LAC Plan Management Expo Wednesday 16th December 2020

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    14 Dec 2020
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  • TAD Freedom Wheels

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    14 Dec 2020
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    Upcoming Days

    Wollongong
    Thursday 17th December
    Port Macquarie/Hastings
    Wednesday 20th January
    Thornton (Hunter)
    Saturday 30th January
    Port Macquarie/Hastings
    Tuesday 2nd February
    Griffith
    Wednesday 3rd February
    Griffith
    Thursday 4th February

    Thornton (Hunter)
    Saturday 6th February
    Orange
    Tuesday 16th February
    Bathurst
    Wednesday 17th February
    Port Macquarie/Hastings
    Tuesday 2nd March
    Thornton (Hunter)
    Saturday 6th March
    Coffs Harbour
    Tuesday 16th March

    Click for more locations

    New Location for Hunter Assessments

    We’re excited to update you all that our local partner in the Hunter region, Action OT is moving down the road from Beresfield to Thornton.

    New Address:
    1 Poynton Place, Thornton NSW 2322

    This newly purpose-built rehab facility importantly has lots of space for riding and we’re excited to welcome you all in the new year to continue to be able to access free assessments in order to give more bikes to people who need it.

    If you'd like us to come to your area or to book your assessment, contact us on 1300 663 243 or email us at info@freedomwheels.org.au.

  • Salvos Hope Centre

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    09 Dec 2020
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