Community forum September 25: Promoting safety for people living with disability

This free forum will explore how belonging in a community and being connected to others promotes safety. The event will feature a presentation by Miranda Bruyniks, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner followed by a panel Q&A session with staff and clients. Flyer here. As Complaints Commissioner for the NDIS Quality…

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Volunteers are vital in our Aged Care facilities

In Australia, roughly 229,000 elderly Australians entered aged care facilities between 2017 and 2018, and there are over 2,000 aged care facilities all over the country. While they have their own dedicated staff, volunteers are often vital for the success of these facilities and the health of the residents. We're…

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Next week is Homelessness Week – how we support this important event

Homelessness Australia coordinates their annual Homelessness Week to raise awareness of more than 116,000 homeless Australians. It sheds a light on the issues Australia's homeless population faces each day, and suggests ways that we can help remedy the situation.  Originally founded by various communities and churches who hosted winter vigils…

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The importance of extending Out of Home Care to age 21

The most recent survey showed that there are roughly 47,915 Australian children currently living in Out of Home Care (OOHC). Of these 47,915 children, hundreds will age out of the program this year alone. Many of these children will end up with very few resources or life skills to support…

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