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Residential Tenancy Support Package

Residential Tenancy Support Package

The Residential Tenancy Support Package applies to eligible COVID-19 impacted tenants and landlords. It includes a freeze on evictions and assistance for landlords who reduce rent.

Please note, the online application process for claims up to $4,500 will be available from 24 September 2021.

For more information, visit this webpage – https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/publications/coronavirus-covid-19/property/moratorium#60days

Are you supporting families transitioning back to school after lockdown?

Are you supporting families transitioning back to school after lockdown?

Returning to School – K – Yr 2There are some great resources available to support families with children and young people returning to school on campus after lockdown. Please find downloadable children’s activity booklets and other links below.

NSW Education – care and connect page

Supporting children returning to school – Nip in the bud fact sheet

BRAVE – online program for the prevention and treatment of anxiety in young people

If you or anyone else needs support click here for a list of 24/7 emergency contacts

Healing Pathways 10-week program

Healing Pathways 10-week program

Healing Pathways is a 10-week group program for female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  Due to COVID restrictions this program will be online, held on ZOOM.

The next program starts on Friday, October 8.  Due to high demand for this online group, another group is scheduled to start on the October 8 and will run through till December 10.

Women in Business

Women in Business

Are you running a small business and feel like you would like to connect with like-minded women in the local area for support?

CHESS Connect are hosting a FREE Women In Business Group connecting women in the Lismore, Richmond Valley and Surrounds.

If you would like more information. contact Emily on 0448 615 726

Meetings are to commence in October.

North Coast moving towards 70 % COVID Jab Target

North Coast moving towards 70 % COVID Jab Target

The North Coast is continuing its trajectory towards having 70% of the eligible population vaccinated against COVID-19.

The latest figures, as of 12 September, show 69% of the target population have had their first vaccine dose, while 40% have had their second.

First dose vaccination is just over the national average of 68% but lower than the NSW average. The disparity between regional and state figures is due to the significant push and increased dose supply supporting Sydneysiders to get vaccinated.

In the Mid North Coast area, 74% of people have had their first jab – 6% higher than the national average. Comparative figures for the Coffs-Grafton and Richmond-Tweed areas are 69% and 65% respectively.

First dose vaccination by local government area shows Port Macquarie-Hastings, Ballina, Bellingen and Nambucca sitting in a 70–80% band. In the 60–70% band are Kempsey, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kyogle, Tweed, Lismore and Richmond Valley. Byron Shire LGA is in a 50–60% band for first doses.

Overall rates in our region continue to increase about 4–5% a week, which is on par with national vaccination trends.

The Vaccine Eligibility Checker is the best way to make a vaccination appointment. As Pfizer supplies increase this month and next, it will be updated to reflect additional appointment availability.

Cabcharge Covid Vaccine travel support

Cabcharge Covid Vaccine travel support

Cabcharge are giving away 400 $50 travel vouchers until October 30 to assist people in New South Wales get to and from their scheduled COVID19 vaccination appointments. Anyone can apply for the Cabcharge voucher until October 9 or until vouchers run out.

Go to this link: https://www.cabcharge.com.au/voucher fill in the details and you’ll receive a $50 travel voucher with a link to add it to your smartphone within 24 hours.

Follow this link for further information, T&Cs etc: https://www.cabcharge.com.au/covid19-resources

We’re offering $200,000 in travel vouchers

Lockdown restrictions on states has been challenging for many people, and it’s taken a financial toll on families and workers. That’s why we’re offering $200,000 in travel vouchers. Anyone can apply for the voucher to get to their vaccination appointment. If you’re based in NSW and need assistance to get to your appointment, fill in your details here and you’ll receive a $50 travel voucher with a link to add it to your smartphone within 24 hours.

Not just a taxi solution

Cabcharge products also support non-taxi travel initiatives, and can be used for services including 13things – a delivery service run by 13cabs. For those most vulnerable in the community, and areas experiencing higher rates of infection, we integrate with 13things to ensure you can pay for deliveries with your Digital Fastcard or Digital Pass.

Pharmacological approaches to incontinence free webinar

Pharmacological approaches to incontinence free webinar

The Continence Foundation of Australia invites you to register for the next webinar. In this webinar, pharmacists Brad Butt and Kirilos Wasef will present information on effective medications for different types of incontinence and the various needs of consumers. We will cover the pharmacological treatments for those with comorbidities and the impact of polypharmacy.

This webinar will provide knowledge for the generalist health professional and those working with high care needs and disability.

When: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Online

Register here: https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/f67991.html

National Wellness and Reablement e-Learning (via MACLE) opportunities

National Wellness and Reablement e-Learning (via MACLE) opportunities

Recently Social Futures Community Aged Care Sector Support staff completed the online learning modules. Glenn Bailey shares his thoughts …

To support my role in facilitating reflective practice on wellness and reablement implementation by CHSP providers I recently completed the eLearning reablement modules provided by the My Aged Care Learning Environment (MACLE). The three modules took around 10 hours to complete. The self-paced learning approach gave me the flexibility to engage in the content with convenience. Highlights for me centred on further developing my language on wellness and re-ablement, appreciating practical re-ablement strategies, negotiating goal setting in practice and broader awareness of diversity, complexity and vulnerability themes in aged care.

It is  highly recommend all CHSP funded services and staff register for the MACLE eLearning reablement modules while there are still available places. A resource that explains more details and has a summary of training content can be found here (courtesy of the Eastern Sector Development Team – Victoria).

Anyone interested in registering in the online training needs to complete this spreadsheet and return it to email: [email protected]

Please note, our Social Futures team will definitely be sharing the many resources and great information we accessed through the above training in our future reflective practice workshops for Northern Rivers (contact [email protected]  or 0408-132-838 for bookings).