Illawarra Forum – New Staff

The Illawarra Forum is happy to welcome some new members into our team.

Alice Cole has taken on a new Project Officer role. Alice will be working with people living in social housing to promote healthy lifestyles.

David Robinson is the new HACC Multicultural Access Project Officer. David will be working with HACC services to ensure they are accessible and appropriate for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Kerri Webster is taking on a new role as Workforce Development Project Officer. Kerri will be working with HACC and Aged Care organisations to improve workforce attraction and retention, planning and development.

Sarah Gadd joins the Forum as the Resource and Development Officer. She will work on core Forum business of supporting and resourcing community organisations, fostering industry development and promoting social justice.

We are very proud to have such experienced and knowledgeable people joining our team who bring some wonderful skills and assets to the Forum, and to the industry we serve.


Sex, Safe and Fun | Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW is excited to announce the launch of its updated workshop ‘Sex Safe and Fun’. This half-day workshop is designed for workers who support people with intellectual disability to assist them to use the Family Planning NSW easy English health resource, ‘Sex Safe and Fun’, in order to deliver positive and safe sex messages.

There is an upcoming workshop to be delivered in Wollongong. \Details are as follows:

Workshop | Sex Safe and Fun

Date | 18 June 2014

Time | 10:00am-3:00pm

Location | House with No Steps, 102 Auburn Street Wollongong NSW 2500

Cost | $150

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Participants are also invited to be part of a focus group to evaluate Family Planning NSW’s new Sex Safe and Fun resource suite.

The focus group will take approximately 30 minutes, and will begin immediately after the conclusion of the training session. Participation is voluntary and your time would be greatly appreciated.

For further information, or to register, please go to our website at

A Wide Len’s | Online Learning and Training Resource

A Wide Lens’ is a free on-line learning and training resource developed by Pete Slattery for the NSW Dept of Family & Community Services. It is intended for workers (and trainers) with children and young people.

It is a mapping tool, a holistic way of looking at those we work with. It presents a model of three worlds:

  • the internal world of the child or young person
  • the external world of the child or young person, and
  • the assets & resources of the helper, worker, the carer.

With videos and animations ‘A Wide Lens’ takes you through a series of questions to help identify what is terrific and what is less-so in a person’s world…and asks what we might be able to offer:

  • to add, strengthen, minimise or maximise in the worlds of the those we work with, and
  • asks also: what can we access from our own worlds to assist in this process?

CLICK HERE to find it