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Clubhouse Ballina is hosting a digital storytelling workshop

Clubhouse Ballina is hosting a digital storytelling workshop

Clubhouse Ballina is holding a creative storytelling workshop for 12 – 18 year old’s held over four days: 11am – 2pm on January 11, 12, 19 and 25 next year.

Participants will access creative workstations including:

• podcasting

• music

• tablet graphic art apps

• video

• photo and audio apps

• stop motion animation

• green screen studio

Participants will create digital assets to combine into a short video that will become their own Personal Narrative Project.

Website is:

https://socialfutures.org.au/service/clubhouse/

Bookings Essential:  Contact Matt Hill  0456 511 499 or [email protected]

B-Space – 32 Swift Street, Ballina

Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan Community Consultation

Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan Community Consultation

Tweed Shire Council is updating the Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan – Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan that guides their work to improve access and inclusion for everyone over the next four years.

Council has launched a survey asking community what they think would help make the Tweed more inclusive and supportive of people with disability to participate and achieve their goals.

The Survey is available online on Your Say Tweed  and as an interactive Easy Read pdf (attached). This can be filled out digitally and emailed, or printed and completed as a hardcopy and posted to Council.

Anyone with an interest in disability access and inclusion in the Tweed is invited to participate and in particular,

• people with lived experience of disability

• people with a physical or mental health condition who have additional needs

• carers, family and friends of people with a disability or health condition

• disability service workers and organisations who provide direct support and who advocate for people living with a disability

• residential aged care providers and advocates for older Australians.

Please help to encourage members of the Tweed community to take part, by:

1. Sharing the information below and attached to your staff and networks operating or residing in the Tweed Shire;

2. Printing the attached Poster and Easy Read survey and displaying in your public reception area;

3. Contacting Gabby Arthur at [email protected] or phoning on 02 6670 2276,  to request a hardcopy pack of Posters (A4 & A3 size) and Easy Read Surveys to be sent to your organisation.

The Survey will be open until 25 January 2022. 

All feedback received will help Council to identify measures that remove existing access barriers and improve inclusion for all.  These may be about improving community attitudes and behaviours, the design and construction of our physical environment, access to employment and Council’s systems and services.

Click here to read the current Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan

Click here to read the current Tweed Access and Inclusion Plan – Easy English Version 

Connect with neighbours: ways to tackle loneliness

Connect with neighbours: ways to tackle loneliness

Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, think about the ways you cansupport others. There are a few organisations with a focus on connecting community members. Check out the following links for ideas to connect to others.

Friends For Good:

https://friendsforgood.org.au/who-we-are/about-us/

Good Karma Network:

https://www.goodkarmaeffect.com/networks/networks

Neighbourhood Connect:

https://www.neighbourhoodconnect.org.au/

Dementia Support Australia: Behaviour Support Plan resources:

Dementia Support Australia acknowledge this can be a challenging time for people living with Dementia and their support team. Please find the link to the Behaviour Management Guide and behaviour support resources:

https://dementia.com.au/bsp/resources

How to create case studies: a toolkit for sharing stories about your practice

How to create case studies: a toolkit for sharing stories about your practice

This guide on how to plan toolkits was funded by the federal health department.

The toolkit contains six short PDF guides. They are easy to follow and lay out the steps you can take to make great case studies. There is also an introductory video to watch. To help you create great Case Studies. To access the resource follow the link. Here’s a great project to tackle over the holiday break.

https://www.greatcasestudies.org.au/

Advancing Multicultural Australia Conference

Advancing Multicultural Australia Conference

FECCA 2022: Advancing Multicultural Australia is the premier conference on multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion, and migration. The conference will host multicultural communities, policy makers, service providers, academics and many more, over two big days of interesting presentations, speakers and topics.

Co-hosted by The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), and the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)

Conference dates: 10 and 11 March 2022

All details can be accessed through the conference website: https://www.fecca2022.org.au/

Cars and Assets – what every pensioner needs to know

Cars and Assets – what every pensioner needs to know

As you know, when you applied for the pension you had to declare all your income and assets. Any changes should be communicated to Centrelink, such as buying an upgraded (and therefore more valuable) asset such as a car. Things to consider:

  • Buying a new car could affect pension payments.
  • How you’re affected depends on the income and assets test.
  • It may be in your best interest to tell Centrelink if you buy a new car or if the market value of your car has changed.

Read the full article here: https://nationalseniors.com.au/news/latest-in-finance/cars-and-assets-every-pensioner-needs-to-know-this?

Things to consider before your older loved one moves in with you

Things to consider before your older loved one moves in with you

When your parent or older loved one starts to struggle living at home by themselves, it can be difficult to navigate aged care options, especially if the older person doesn’t want to access aged care. Find out other considerations when making your choices.

The Aged Care Guide has an article you can access here:

https://www.agedcareguide.com.au/information/things-to-consider-before-your-older-loved-one-moves-in-with-you

Certificate III Aboriginal Cultural Arts at TAFE NSW LISMORE in 2022

Certificate III Aboriginal Cultural Arts at TAFE NSW LISMORE in 2022

Are you interested in cultural arts and  connecting with community? Pursue your dream of a career in Aboriginal and Torres  Strait Islander Cultural Arts.

You will love our Certificate III in Aboriginal  or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts. The  course has been designed for people who  want to explore career and community  arts possibilities for their work groups,  cultural engagement and for personal  development.

Click Link to Express your interest

https://forms.office.com