To fully understand the significant challenges the Community Services sector (Illawarra/Shoalhaven/Southern NSW) is currently facing, Community Industry Groupis conducting a ‘Temperature Check’ (key issue survey) to find out what issues are most concerning to you/your organisation/community and what supports may be needed.
Demographic data is a powerful tool to uncover community needs or strengths, track change or guide community development work.
This session will offer you the opportunity to:
Review the most recent Census data findings and understand the data rollout process.
Learn the basics around using demographic data for community development work.
Discover how to access demographic data via a range of online tools.
Learn how to use these tools to search specific information that will help you better understand your local community or client base, including; Population, Employment, Economics, Health, Crime, Diversity, Social infrastructure
Discover ways to use researched demographic data to support your grant applications.
Meet others in your field who are using these tools and share insights.
Last Friday night the Illawarra Interagency (Terri and Louise) were proud to win the small team Transformation and Reinvention section of the Community Industry Group, We Do Magic Awards for our work on the Illawarra Interagency.
It was a wonderful, fun night celebrating the amazing and wonderful work being done in our community services industry throughout the Illawarra (including Shoalhaven). We would like to congratulate everyone who were nominated, as well as the winners. We all do incredible work and it is important to take a breath and remember what we are achieving each and every day.
In regard to our work with the Illawarra Interegancy it is fulfilling to witness how the sector evolves, getting to know the amazing network of people, seeing new services emerge, the changes, challenges and how we all rise to meet them with the help of networking and tapping into the amazing brains-trust we have in this industry.
The bushfires and COVID were definitely a challenge we all faced, and through the Interagency we acknowledged this in 2020 with a focus on resilience and innovation. This sector is known for its ability to face challenges and deal with adversity, so with this as our backbone, we recollected and chose to see these challenges as opportunity. We researched technology and useful topics to not only see us through this period, but to also improve the way we convene our meetings.
We thank Shellharbour and Kiama Council’s for encouraging the Illawarra Interagency partnership which is so rewarding and successful. It’s amazing what you can achieve with trust, commitment and the sharing of resources and ideas.
We also acknowledge the amazing work of the Community Industry Group, their innovative – proactive approach to supporting our local sector and their passion for social justice has always been an inspiration. We are greatful for our award and the oppotunity to gather and enjoy a celebration of our amazing sector.
The Illawarra Interagency provides a forum for community organisations to build relationships, learn new skills and work collaboratively to improve outcomes for the Illawarra community. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the well-being of people who live, work or play in the Illawarra Region.
During the Covid19 pandemic, our communities saw a rise in reported cases of Domestic and Family Violence. In line with our series of meetings this year to support our community sector during challenging times, we have themed our October meeting accordingly.
Join us and a panel of expert local service providers, to discuss the current state of Domestic and Family Violence in the Illawarra. We will explore some of the recent challenges in our region and discuss ways in which we can move forward together to address this important topic.
The meeting will be held via ZOOM call and can be accessed by your computer, tablet or phone.
Please share this invitation with your colleagues.