Category Archives: Communication

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 15 February 2019

Business as usual at Alfred Health Carer Services
We have recently received enquiries from carers seeking clarification about the services we provide, in light of changes in the service system over the past 12 months. We wish to reassure you that our services remain available to all carers in Melbourne’s Southern Metro Region, and we continue to offer:
• 24-hour phone support
• Useful information, emotional support and advocacy
• Education, events and peer support
• Referral and linkage to services, helping you put the right supports in place
• Services for carers who support someone with an approved NDIS plan
If you would like to find out more about the supports available to you or the carers you support, please call us on 1800 052 222 or visit www.carersouth.org.au.

Please click on the link below to read the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/792eda072cf7/friday-extra-20-july-2968869?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 25 January 2019

Would you like the NDIA attend your local community group or organisation
The NDIS is now supporting nearly 250,000 Australians, with almost 80,000 people who are now receiving support for the very first time. In Victoria over 50,000 active participants have an approved plan and there is the expectation to see the Victorian NDIS participant numbers grow to more than 105,000. If you would like to express your interest in having an NDIS representative to connect in/speak to or attend a local community group please feel free to get in contact to discuss the opportunity with Sharna Goulding (Mob: 0436 673 970) and Geoff Deacon (Ph: 9294 4259) or fill out the attached speaker request and send it in to engagement@ndis.gov.au

Upcoming group for bereaved carers on offer from Carers Victoria in April/May 2019
This specialist three-day program is for bereaved carers and is facilitated by a Carers Victoria counsellor. It offers an opportunity to explore issues of loss and grief in a safe and supportive environment.
See flyer for details

Please click on the link below to access the complete newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/866da1977e76/friday-extra-20-july-2955105?e=b98a72

Wellways eNews December 2018

Wellways Helpline

Our free and confidential Helpline provides mental health information, support and referral advice by trained volunteers who have personal experience of mental health issues.

Helpline Christmas/New Year hours:

  • Monday 24 December 9am – 12pm
  • Tuesday 25 December to Tuesday 1 January: CLOSED
  • Normal hours from Wednesday 2 January, 9am – 9pm

Phone 1300 111 500 or email any time: help@wellways.org

For assistance outside of these hours, contact:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
  • Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636

In an emergency, dial Triple Zero, 000.

You can access the Wellways newletter via the link below:

https://wellways.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/j/E37F85BF1586F7C92540EF23F30FEDED/0E6E45855A384311907C5D7C792C0FF8

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 7 December 2018

New online education resources for carers
The Department of Social Services has contracted Carers Australia to create five online education modules on the Carer Gateway portal. Topics include Dealing with Stress, Effective Communications Techniques, Taking a Break, Legal Issues, and Personal Health and Wellbeing. The first resource, Dealing with Stress, is now available online and as an interactive PDF.
See more details on the Carer Gateway portal here

Assistance with NDIS Appeals and Advocacy Agencies
See this link to the agencies in Victoria who are funded to provide assistance with ‘NDIS Appeals’.
All Victoria disability advocacy agencies (that work on a range of issues) can be found on the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit website here

You can access the complete Friday Extra newsletter via the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/d731c3bfcd1c/friday-extra-20-july-2928605?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 30 November 2018

Carer Support Group Facilitator Training
Carer Victoria offer this one day comprehensive workshop suitable for new facilitators; those wanting to start up a Carer Support Group and current facilitators who want to refresh. The next training workshop will be held on 19 February 2019 in Footscray.
See details here

Assistance with NDIS Appeals and Advocacy Agencies
See this link to the agencies in Victoria who are funded to provide assistance with ‘NDIS Appeals’.
All Victoria disability advocacy agencies (that work on a range of issues) can be found on the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit website here

You can access the completed Friday Extra by clicking on the link below:
https://mailchi.mp/c01242156d92/friday-extra-20-july-2923933?e=a2d63ca51a

Alfred Health Carer Services Friday Extra 16 November 2018


Wellways Social Outings & Group Programs – for carers and people with mental health issues
Wellways South Eastern Melbourne social outings and group programs including some fun activities like pub lunches, dinner and a movie, tenpin bowling, concerts and more.
See program booklet here
See registration of interest form here

Integrated Carer Support Service web updates
Updates have been made to the Department of Social Services – ICSS Implementation Updates and Information web page.
See details here
See more details here

To access the complete newsletter click on the link below

https://mailchi.mp/49a32fbc2906/friday-extra-20-july-2915001?e=a2d63ca51a

End of Year Dinner at Plus 39, 517 Malvern Road, Toorak

You are invited to join Inner South Family and Friends for our End of Year Dinner at 6.30 pm Tuesday 11 December 2018 at Plus 39, 517 Malvern Road,Toorak  http://www.plus39.com.au/
To secure your place, please book by noon Wednesday 5 December 2018 on 9076 4713 (a message can be left on our voicemail) or email isfaf@alfred.org.au
When booking please provide your phone number, email address and names of all individuals for whom you are booking.
 

See below for menu choices:

ANTIPASTI to share
Antipasto board (“Lo stendino”)
Focaccia bread
Polenta chips

MAINS
 individual serves
Atlantic salmon OR
Chicken schnitzel (both will be served with a side of veggies)

Sharing salads for the table
*vegetarian will have their own pizza or pasta instead

DESSERT
Mini cannoli tower (2 per person)

INCLUDED
: coffee / tea
NOT INCLUDED: drinks, individuals to pay for their own drinks

Please advise any special dietary needs asap and we will try to accommodate

Please select your choice of main course and advise us by email at isfaf@alfred.org.au asap.

This gourmet three course meal will be heavily subsidized.  Cost is $10 with Pension Card, or $20 without.
THANK YOU TO ALFRED HEALTH FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUBSIDY WHICH MAKES THIS EVENT POSSIBLE

Tandem eNews 21 November 2018

Tandem would like to welcome all new and continuing Board members, and express our gratitude to the retiring Board members for their huge contribution over the past years.

Tandem 2019 Board members: Simon Stafrace, Belinda Horton, Melissa Petrakis, Michelle Swann, Jacqui Hill, Katrina Clarke and Peter McKenzie. (Absent: Lisa Sweeney, Maurice Sheehan, Cathy Spencer, Margarett Leggatt and Violeta Peterson)


Christmas Toyshop Drive

Uniting Prahran and Stonnington Working Together Network are hosting a combined Christmas Toyshop Drive for 2018. The Toyshop gives parents, carers and legal guardians the opportunity to choose a free Christmas present for their children aged from birth to 15 years. More info

You can access the complete newsetter by clicking on the link below:

https://mailchi.mp/a2e9dda0fb48/dfxn4oqrm0-1312737?e=34088e3417