ACON is exploring options for a Health Centre that would provide specialist health care for people in our communities.
We want to make sure that people in our communities are at the heart of this service. We want to ensure that no matter where you live in NSW you can access this service through in-person appointments or via telehealth.
We’d like to hear from you, share your thoughts on what good health care looks like for you.
Click here (or on the full link below) to have your say in the design of the potential Health Centre.
Join us at our next Information Session Get to know The Family Centre and find out about what we can do together to make change achievable Thursday November 12, 1pm-3pm The Baptist Church Hub, Ocean Shores
We’ll talk about: • what we want for our community, our values, role, strategic directions and practice principles • the ways we work together with children, young people, families, schools and communities
EVERYONE IS WELCOME • parents or carers • young people • community members • service partners • students • volunteers, or you might be thinking of volunteering with us
ACON is proud to launch a new COVID relief initiative for trans and gender diverse people in NSW, Trans COVID Care.
The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have been felt acutely by trans people in NSW, with many reporting increased food insecurity, financial hardship, mental health issues and delayed access to medically necessary gender-affirming care. To help address this, ACON has pursued funding and developed Trans COVID Care, a short-term program for trans people in NSW effected by the pandemic.
Trans COVID Care will provide one-off care packages that include referrals to ACON’s mental health and home care programs, an opportunity to engage with a trans peer, TransHub and ACON materials and we will also be able to assist approximately 100 trans people with financial relief of between $150-$250.
Applicants will be invited to select the assistance they’re seeking, including Woolworths card with heart WISH Gift Cards, Coles Gift Cards, a Sock Drawer Heroes voucher, phone credit top ups and prepaid debit cards. All applicants will be assessed and prioritised according to need.
We know that there are many more than 100 trans people in need across NSW and all applicants will receive some non-financial support. We are thrilled to have recently recruited Brianna Curtis, an Arrernte Sistergirl and powerhouse woman who is administering Trans COVID Care from ACON’s Trans Health Equity Unit, the team that brought you the award-winning TransHub.
Attached is a flyer for distribution through your networks. Another way to support the program is by sharing the social media posts for Trans Covid Care, which you can find here.
Applications can be made by trans adults in NSW, their carers and service providers. Parents with trans young people may also apply on their behalf.
Submit an application through www.tinyurl.com/TCCare or over the phone by leaving a message for a call-back on 02 9206 2050.
Questions can be directed to ACON’s Trans and Gender Diverse Health Equity team via [email protected].
‘My Body. My Health.’ is a series of five educational presentations to help organisations deliver health information to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
The presentations were developed with the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, and involved consultation and collaboration with service providers, clinicians, women from migrant and refugee communities, and multicultural health organisations.
The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) is seeking your support to remind our communities of the importance of taking care of their health by testing for hepatitis B.
Chronic hepatitis B is a major cause of serious liver disease and liver cancer. As effective treatments are now available, testing is vital. Of the estimated 83 812 people in NSW living with chronic hepatitis B, many were born overseas.
A range of multilingual print and digital campaign resources are available in English for cross-cultural use, English tailored for African communities, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Korean and Vietnamese.
Please find attached the campaign Multilingual Resource Toolkit, which includes the campaign resources, download links, and guidelines for promoting hepatitis B testing on your social media platforms.
Free copies of the campaign printed resources can be ordered by completing the Resource Order Form.
We’re also pleased to provide free, hepatitis B community education sessions online. These are delivered in language by our trained cultural support workers.
If you have any questions about the campaign or would like to organise an education session, please contact Natali Smud on 9515 1234 or email [email protected]
DCJ is offering scholarships to young people enrolled in education or training to help complete their studies.
How much is the scholarship?
Each scholarship for the 2021 school year is $1,000 (no GST included as this is a grant payment).
Who can apply for a scholarship?
You are eligible to apply if you are:
– living in social housing (which includes public, community or Aboriginal housing), on the NSW Housing Register, receiving private rental assistance from DCJ, living in crisis/supported accommodation, or living in out-of-home care – studying in Year 10, 11 or 12 at a NSW high school or HSC equivalent at TAFE, or completing a school based apprenticeship or traineeship, or studying a VET subject at school in 2021.