Nepean Disability Expo
14 -15 September 2018 Penrith Panthers
With a comprehensive program the ACSA National Summit has something for all levels including CEOs, Boards, Directors of Nursing, Financial Managers, Retirement Village Manager, frontline staff and more.
Regional Community Care Forum
2 October, 930-1200.
Blacktown City Council Nirimba Room. Insights from Communities of Change Report, the opportunity to contribute to our response to the Charter of Aged Care Rights and contribute to shaping disability advocacy priorities for Western Sydney
Department of Human Services Information Sessions
Understanding your age pension
13 September 3:00pm
Aged Care fees and charges
18 October 3:00
Windsor RSL , 36 Argyle Street, Windsor
To book: Please email email@example.com or phone 136 357
Over 50s Volunteering, Employment & Small Business Expo
27 September 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm
Holiday Inn Parramatta, 18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta
Cost: Free entry for participants over 50 years old.
- Are you over 50 years of age and keen to keep participating through employment, business or volunteering?
- Want to know more about volunteering and volunteering opportunities in Western Sydney?
- Thinking of starting a small business and unsure where to start or what support is available?
- Haven’t looked for a job in a while and want tips on preparing for and engaging in the new job market?
- Do you know about social enterprises – businesses with a social purpose?
Sydney Ideas Panel Session
Inclusion by Design: Creating an Inclusive & Accessible Environment will be held on Wednesday 5 September from 6 – 8pm at the University of Sydney Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School (F10), Eastern Avenue.
How can we develop a view of people and place that is inclusive, universally designed and that gives people with disability access, and importantly, how this can be done seamlessly with equity and dignity? Panel discussion and Q&A followed by networking over drinks and canapes.
Simple steps to self manage NDIS funding
A Self Management Expo will be held where people can learn how to self manage their NDIS funding.
You will hear from people with disability and carers who are currently self managing their NDIS plan and how they do this
• Develop skills and confidence in using the NDIS portal to successfully self manage your NDIS plan
• Meet other likeminded people who are self managing or wanting to self manage their NDIS plan
• Connect with Local Area Coordinators, Service Providers and Local Community Supports
DATE: 11 September 2018 TIME: 10am-1pm LOCATION: Vinegar Hill Memorial Community Centre, Rouse Hill Town Centre, 29 Main St, Rouse Hill NSW 2155
ENQUIRIES: Call Brooklyn Rose on 0434 608 692 or email Brooklyn.Rose@ndis.gov.au
Supporting People with Disability to Access the Sex Industry
This one-day course will support you to gain insight into the sex industry and provide you with the strategies and resources you need to confidently support people with disability to access sex services.
Date: 20 September 2018
Location: Family Planning NSW, 13 Reserve St, Penrith 2750
The workshop will be interactive with group activities and plenty of group discussions. Registration fee includes a copy of the Touching Base Policy and Procedural Guide for disability service providers supporting clients to access sex services. This course is delivered by Touching Base Inc. in partnership with Family Planning NSW.
Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
Finding A Way: Therapeutic responses to children, young people and adults with intellectual disability who have been sexually abused
24-25 September 2018, 9.00am-4.00pm
ECAV Training Centre, Cumberland Health Campus, 5 Fleet St, North Parramatta
Cost: $80 +GST health participants; $140 +GST non-government and government agencies; $200 +GST private professionals. All participants will recieve a Finding A Way Kit.
The Find A Way training program provides knowledge and skills across the service sector to respond to the sexual assault of people (adults and children) with intellectual disability and to promote best practice responses to their ongoing safety and well-being. Considerable attention will be given to therapeutic responses.
- an overview of sexual assault
- offender tactics
- grooming process
- noticing and responding to people who may be at risk of harm or disclose sexual abuse
- increasing access opportunities to counselling and fundamental practice considerations
Enquiries and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers NSW Conference ‘Caring: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’
11-12 October 2018, Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
The conference provides an opportunity for delegates to explore best practice, innovation, policy, research and initiatives in carer support. It brings together professionals from a broad range of areas, including: health, disability, community and welfare services, transport, employment, education, research, policy, corporate and business
The focus of the conference for 2018 is how we future-proof carer support.
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High – a Workshop for Professionals
12 September 2018, 8.00am-4.30pm
Penrith RSL Club, 8 Tindale St, Penrith
This workshop is aimed at those working with people across the life-span, from adult mental health, child and adolescent services, generalist health, drug and alcohol and key community professional agencies e.g. FACS, school counsellors, teachers, Headspace and NGOs.
- Expected learning outcomes:
- Increased understanding of emotion dysregulation
- Identify the ‘four carer dances’ and their role in emotion dysregulation
- Knowledge of the ‘five key relationship strategies’ in order to become a helpful resource to someone in distress
- Understanding relationship triangles – Karpmann’s Model
- Introducing the concept of Safety Planning “Like a Fire Drill” to promote safety when distress or risk escalates.
Contact: Family and Carer Mental Health Program, 8880 8160
Online Dementia Training
Dementia training Australia has a range of online courses available
Check out their website for more information.
Outside the Box – a national two-day conference.
10 – 11 September 2018
Disability Housing and the disability workforce are two of the biggest concerns facing the disability sector.
That’s why National Disability Services is hosting Outside the Box – a national two-day conference.
Day One will unpack all things accommodation, including: choice in a reasonable and necessary environment; aligning investment with demand; and housing innovation. On Day Two, we turn our attention to the disability workforce – planning and preparing for the changes needed to build the workforce the NDIS requires.
This event will interest CEOs, senior managers and HR professionals from disability service providers as well as property developers with an interest in Specialist Disability Accommodation. Register now to join with colleagues from across Australia as we tackle these topics together.