Health Collaborations Forum | Shellharbour

Come and express your perceived needs and service gaps to us in a forum and work towards partnering and collaborating together to improve the health of our community.

Time | 9:00am – 1:00pm (for a 9:30am start)

Date | 25th October 2013

Place | Shellharbour City Council Chambers,  Lamerton House, Shellharbour City Centre (Behind Stockland Shellharbour)

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. All relevant health service providers, namely general practitioners and other general practice staff, allied health professionals, aged care service providers, social and community service providers, non-government organizations, local council representatives and acute and sub-acute service providers, amongst several others are invited to attend.

RSVP | 21 October 2013

Email | eattard@isml.org.au

Tel | 42207600

Health Collaborations Forum | Kiama

Come and express your perceived needs and service gaps to us in a forum and work towards partnering and collaborating together to improve the health of our community.

Time | 9:00am – 1:00pm (for a 9:30am start)

Date | 29th October 2013

Place | The Pavilion Kiama, 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama 2533

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. All relevant health service providers, namely general practitioners and other general practice staff, allied health professionals, aged care service providers, social and community service providers, non-government organizations, local council representatives and acute and sub-acute service providers, amongst several others are invited to attend.

RSVP | 21 October 2013

Email | eattard@isml.org.au

Tel | 42207600

How would you like to see the Illawarra grow over the next 20 years?

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure invite you to join their “Ideas Jam” to have your say on what you want for housing, employment, infrastructure, transport and the environment.

Vote for your favourite ideas, and share them on facebook and twitter. All ideas will be considered in the development of the draft regional growth plan.

You can play an important role in shaping how the Illawarra grows over the next 20 years by letting us know what you think.

Go to http://ideasjam.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Calling Residents & Healthcare Providers of the Illawarra & Shoalhaven

Under the Population Health approach to Primary Health Planning, the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local (ISML) is aiming to gain a comprehensive understanding of the local health needs of the local catchment.

With that aim, ISML is putting together substantial plans and strategies to undertake qualitative assessments of the community and healthcare provider perceived health service needs for the region under the Health Collaborations Project.

ISML is aiming to conduct a series of stakeholder consultation forums to liaise with all relevant parties and health service providers, namely general practitioners and other general practice staff, allied health professionals, aged care service providers, social and community service providers, local government councils, non-government organisations and acute and sub-acute service providers, amongst several others.

Dates and venues of these population health consultation forums will be confirmed shortly and all regional healthcare providers and ISML stakeholders will be sent invitations for RSVPs soon.

ISML is also conducting the following surveys, one for all healthcare providers in the region and one for the general community of the Illawarra-Shoalhaven catchment to gain a detailed understanding of the health service gaps and issues as perceived by our local community residents and regional healthcare providers themselves.

Findings from these consultation sessions and surveys will be correlated with the quantitative assessment of health, social and demographic data presented in ISML’s recently released Population Health Profile: 2013 to enable the planning and implementation of timely, appropriate and effective primary health care services within the ISML catchment.

In appreciation of your time and effort to do the one or both of the following surveys ISML is providing you with the opportunity to go in the draw to win a $500 Coles-Myer gift vouchers.

Please follow the link below to complete the survey:

For Healthcare providers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/healthcollaborations

For residents/visitors in the general community: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/myhealthsay

For any further enquiries and questions please contact

Emma Attard | Population Health Projects Administrator
E | eattard@isml.org.au

or

Abhijeet Ghosh | Manager, Population Health and Planning
E | aghosh@isml.org.au

or phone ISML Population Health & Planning Team at 01 4220 7600.

AiT Cultural Tourism NPWS

Picture1AiT and National Parks Wildlife Services NSW are seeking to deliver a non-accredited Cultural Tourism Program over a period of two weeks with Indigenous community members of Gerringong and the Dharawal Nation

The workshop includes exploring potential local Cultural Heritage Tourism opportunities, whilst also introducing participants to Tourism and Hospitality industries and career pathways

Key Topics include:-

  • What is Cultural Tourism?
  • Current Indigenous Tourism in Australia?
  • Exploring the potential for a Cultural Tourism experience on country delivered by Indigenous Community Members / Individuals
  • Exploring careers within the Hospitality and Tourism industries

Dates:-

  • 9th – 11th September 2013
  • 16th – 19th September 2013

10am Gerringong Bowling Club Monday 9th September 2013

Please contact AiT on 1800 035 721 if you are interested in being part of this exciting opportunity or would like more information, or email

Rene renew@mprec.org.au

Kerry coonamble.admin@mprec.org.au

TAFE Information & Consultation Session

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your staff to participate in an information session and consultation process with the Equity Services Unit, TAFE Illawarra.

The purpose of the consultation is to firstly respond to significant government policy initiatives and legislative changes that are expected to increase participation of people with disability in vocational education and employment.  Secondly, we are seeking genuine feedback and information from our external  stakeholders as partnerships are likely to figure prominently in future models.

We will also provide information about the Read & Write Gold software, DAAWS funding and the services we provide to students with disability at TAFE.

Location Date Time Room location
Wollongong TAFE Tuesday 10th September 10.00am – 12.00pm B Block

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP your attendance to Karen O’Sullivan on (02) 4229 0148 by COB Friday 6th September for catering purposes.

Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy

Shoalhaven City Council is currently developing an Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy  in consultation with local community. The project will result in a document that will help to inform how those working with Aboriginal young people across a range of sectors,  including local government, carry out their work.

As part of the consultation process, Council is surveying Aboriginal young people aged 12-24. By completing the survey Aboriginal young people will be able to have a say in the planning and decision making processes that connect them with culture and community.

Completed surveys can be returned by email to

Margaret Simoes, Aboriginal Development Officer simoesm@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or

Donna Corbyn, Youth Development Officer CorbynD@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au .

Alternatively completed hard copies can be mailed to Shoalhaven City Council Community Development, PO Box 42, Nowra, NSW 2541 or faxed to 4429 3166.

To access survey please follow the link below

http://doc.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Displaydoc.aspx?Record=D13/167791

 

Surveys will close 13th September, 2013

Kiama Youth Centre Consultation

WP_000033 WP_000032 Kiama Youth Centre is a service of Kiama Municipal Council and has been located in Hindmarsh Park, Kiama since 1993 providing support and referral for young people 12 – 24, who may be dealing with complex issues or providing a range of recreational, educational and community development programs and events.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of youth services in the Municipality we plan on undertaking a thorough refurbishment and re-design of the current space aiming to increase our building size and give it an internal facelift for which it is in desperate need of.

To do this appropriately we require the input, ideas and feedback of young people to assist us in providing a space which meets the ongoing needs of youth but also provides an opportunity for future programs and initiatives which will benefit the entire community for many years to come.

To achieve this we have scheduled a series of consultation sessions where young people will be asked for their input on many levels including building design, equipment, internal colour schemes and layouts and use of space.

Consultation sessions will held at the following times and locations:

  • Wednesday 15th May, Gerringong Town Hall 6 – 7.30pm.
  • Thursday 16th May, Kiama High School at Lunchtime
  • Saturday 18th May, Jamberoo School of the Arts 11 – 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 21st May, Kiama Library 4 – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 23rd May, North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre 5 – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 29th May, Kiama Youth Centre 4 – 5.30pm.

Each session is catered for and there will be prizes for best design.

Times and dates are also available on our facebook page, which can be accessed by visiting ‘Kiama Youth Services’ and ‘liking’ the page. If you cannot attend the sessions but would still like to have input you can fill out a survey or leave a comment on our facebook page or by visiting www.kiama.nsw.gov.au

For more information about the consultations or general Kiama Youth Centre events and activities call 4233 1276 or email council@kiama.nsw.gov.au

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