The Clubhouse is reopening on August 3.
The Clubhouse mission is to provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
The Clubhouse Lismore is run by Social Futures and is part of a global network of community-based clubhouses around the world.
Young people from 12 to 18 can drop in after school Monday to Thursday between 3:30 pm-6:00 pm to create and learn everything from building robots, coding computer games, 3D printing, virtual reality and more.
It’s free to join, but you have to become a member – download a form from the website here
For details write to us at [email protected] or call Sean on 0428 599 157
Clubhouse Returns Poster
In March 2020, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) launched a new website by and for women and girls with disability, called Our Site (previously Our Place) – https://oursite.wwda.org.au.
Our Site provides a huge range of information and resources in different formats across five key topics related to the rights of women and girls with disability:
1. Human Rights
2. Leadership and Participation
3. Decision-making and choices
4. Sexual and reproductive health and rights
5. Safety from all forms of violence.
Since the initial launch, there have been some significant changes and additions to Our Site, including:
– Improvements to the Easy Read content and functionality, so that the full website can now be navigated in Easy Read format (see https://oursite-easyread.wwda.org.au)
– A new page on Natural Disasters and Crises and a new page on Coronavirus
– The addition of new real stories told by women with disability.
WWDA will continue to build on and improve the Our Site website into the future to ensure that it remains a current and valuable online resource for women and girls with disability.
As an organisation that works with and for women with disability, we would love for you to help us spread the word about Our Site.
To assist with this, we have attached the following:
– An Our Site Flyer written in Easy Read (accessible PDF)
WWDA Our Site website postcard – Accessible
You can find out about other ways to promote Our Site on the WWDA website here: http://wwda.org.au/promote-our-site/
Thank you for your support and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries or feedback.
The Women with Disabilities Australia team
Naomi Thomson – Project Manager – Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
Ph: 0448 417 875 Email: [email protected] Web: www.wwda.org.au Facebook: ttp://www.facebook.com/WWDA.Australia
The GCCLC acknowledges that many clients of our service are experiencing multiple factors when presenting to the service. The GCCLC social worker’s role is to enhance our client’s well-being. The social worker works in partnership with solicitors to enhance service delivery and outcomes for clients. The Social worker promotes social justice through advocacy, referral and crisis intervention. The social worker has a role in promotion the service to the community and raising awareness of the challenges clients of GCCLC may be experiencing.
A core objective of the role is to contribute to maximise the successful resolution of clients’ legal matters through the integration of legal and social work services to highly vulnerable people who have multiple, significant and complex barriers to successfully resolving their legal matters.
5:00 PM AEST, 14th Aug 2020 – follow this link
A panel of five specialists, organised by Kobi Maglen of Housing for the Aged Action Group and facilitated by Suzie Riddell, CEO at Social Ventures Australia, will launch two reports on the risks of homelessness facing older Australian women.
The reports are “At Risk: understanding the population size and demographics of older women at risk of homelessness in Australia” and “Older women in the private rental sector: unaffordable, substandard and insecure housing”.
This is an online event next Tuesday 4th August 11am – 12.30pm – click this link to register. It is FREE.
Young people aged 18 – 35 years have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection. They’re busy, social people who may not be engaged with our usual communications channels. Although most young people who get COVID-19 won’t become seriously unwell, they may easily spread it to family, friends and workmates.
It’s important that more people in this age group are tested.
NSWHealth is encouraging young people to get tested through filming and posting social media content with the hashtag #Itest4NSW answering the question “Why did you get tested?”. NSWHealth is asking partner organisations to spread the word.
Karinya Care is a supported independent living provider. It has vacancies for suitable applicants in a new facility near Port Macquarie. For more detail and to learn how to apply please follow the link below.
The workshops will be facilitated by two members of the Lismore LGBTIQ community – Anand Anderson and Beth Cronin.
StandBy – Support After Suicide will be available for support after each session.
Online: Three evening workshops Tuesdays 11, 18, & 25 August, 7 – 8.30pm.
Face to Face:Saturday 10 & 17 October, 10am – 12.30pm.
The online workshops will be delivered separately to the face to face workshops. You are welcome to attend either the
online sessions or the Face to Face, or all sessions.
Check out the Outrageous Loss, Outrageous Courage workshop series promo video
RSVP by Monday 3rd August for Online workshops.
RSVP by Monday 5th October for Face to Face workshops.
Once you have registered, one of the Facilitators will contact you and answer any further questions you may have.
Places are limited so please register here:
We understand that 2020 has been a particularly challenging time for some people and so we have provided several crisis support options below.
ACON Health says “Let’s have a Kiki! Connect online with other Regional LGBTQ+ people (18+ y/o) in NSW as we cover belonging, connection and our sexual health during the era of COVID-19″.
Regional Kiki will be held online via Zoom, with sessions commencing in August.
Online session dates:
Wednesday 5 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 13 August, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Saturday 15 August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
*We encourage community members to sign up for a single session only, as the content will be the same for each session.
To register please click on this link:
The updated ‘Preventing and responding to abuse of older people (Elder Abuse) NSW Interagency Policy’ is an important step in continuing to strengthen the response of the NSW Government to the abuse of older people. This policy sets out the approach to preventing and responding to abuse of older people for NSW Government agencies.
The updated policy is available here
Thursday 30 July 12 noon
This is the third NSW Health-hosted older people’s mental health lecture. Dr Leander Mitchell will present on ‘Supporting social integration and reintegration of older people with mental illness post-COVID 19’.
For more information or to register click here