Employment and Training

eLearning- Working with Women with Disabilities course

Free, nationally accredited training for frontline workers in Australia who prefer online learning or can’t attend a face-to-face workshop.

What it’s about: You’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to women with disabilities with appropriate care, and how to refer them to support services.

Who it’s for: This workshop is for frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like health, allied health, education, childcare and community. If you work with women with disabilities, we recommend this course. It covers the same content as our eLearning General course with an additional focus on women with disability, and you’ll receive the same unit of competency.

Enrol HERE or cut and paste the URL https://www.dvalert.org.au/education-and-training/elearning-courses/elearning-disabilities


Community Industry Group is excited to present Diversity Australia’s unconscious bias workshop.

This interactive workshop aims to build awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion from an organisational perspective and will explore ways to recognise and challenge unconscious biases that inhibit diversity progress.

The workshop includes a range of experiential activities to engage the hearts and minds of leaders.

Leaders will learn about fundamental concepts of inclusion and exclusion, in-groups and out-groups, biases and stereotypes, in a positive and engaging way.

Click here to register.


Dress for Success Illawarra

Dress for Success Illawarra provide a free styling and dressing service for women in the Illawarra for job interviews and other significant events such as court appearances and real estate viewings.

Located in Port Kembla, women can book in for a one on one styling session and receive a free outfit including clothes, bag and shoes.

Dress for Success also runs ‘Back on your feet’ workshops for 4-6 women where they participate in a workshop on job seeking skills and a styling session.

For more information visit Sydney.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/referral-agencies/

Or contact Melanie on ph 0473 875 338 or email illawarra@dfssydney.org


Disability

24/7 LOVE

Support, connection and care for carers

A FREE 6-week on-line group for people who care for a loved one living with disabilities.

DATES:  Wed 30th June – Wed 4th August, 11-12:30PM – ON-LINE.

Through supportive discussion and guided activities this course covers:

  • Developing a self-care practice you can do even when you’re flat-chat;
  • Self-compassion – i.e. how to become your own best friend;
  • Developing and nurturing healthy relationships;
  • Setting boundaries;
  • Growing your self-esteem;
  • Managing overwhelming emotions;
  • Moving through grief and loss;
  • Connecting with helpful services and people.

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Sex, Love & Dating

For Men (Cis and Trans) and Non-Binary People living with a disability

This FREE 4-WEEK ON-LINE course offers practical support and learning around having respectful, safe, and fun relationships, on-line and off, with people we are attracted to.

DATES:  Monday 19th July – Monday 9th August, 11-1230pm.  ON-LINE.

Topics include:

Week 1:  Me, Myself & I – The Most Important Relationship I’ll Ever Have!

  • In this first week we’ll talk self-esteem, and strategies for developing a self-care practice that is enjoyable & nurturing.

Week 2:  I Really Like Them!  What Now?

  • In this second week we’ll be talking communication and healthy relationship styles, and the steps involved in asking that special someone out on a date (or more dates)! 

Week 3:  Hooking Up Safely:  Understanding Consent & Boundaries

  •  In this third week we’ll be talking about intimacy and sex on-line and off-line, and what we need to do to stay safe, and keep other people safe.

Week 4:  The Whole Package! 

In this final week, we’ll reflect on the key learnings from the last three weeks, and role-play some of the strategies we’ve discussed around healthy relationship styles and hooking up safely.  We’ll also discuss and refer to helpful services, apps, and products that support people living with disabilities to live their best dating life.

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Sex, Love & Dating

For Women (Cis and Trans) and Non-Binary People living with a disability

This FREE 4-WEEK ON-LINE course offers practical support and learning around having respectful, safe and fun relationships, on-line and off, with people we are attracted to. 

DATES:  Tuesday 20th July – Tuesday 10th August, 11-1230pm.  ON-LINE.

Topics include:

Week 1:  Me, Myself & I – The Most Important Relationship I’ll Ever Have!

  • In this first week we’ll talk self-esteem – and strategies for developing a self-care practice that is enjoyable & nurturing.

Week 2:  I Really Like Them!  What Now?

  • In this second week we’ll be talking communication and healthy relationship styles, and the steps involved in asking that special someone out on a date (or more dates)! 

Week 3:  Hooking Up Safely:  Understanding Consent & Boundaries

  •  In this third week we’ll be talking intimacy and sex on-line and off-line, and what we need to do to stay safe, and to keep other people safe.

Week 4:  The Whole Package! 

  • In this final week, we’ll reflect on the greatest hits (key learnings) from the last three weeks, and role-play some of the strategies we’ve discussed around healthy relationship styles and hooking up safely.  We’ll also discuss and refer to helpful services, apps, and products that support people living with disabilities to live their best dating life.

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Feeling GREAT About ME

A FREE 8-Week ON-LINE group for people living with disabilities

Dates:  Monday 18th Oct – Monday 6th Dec, 5:45pm – 7:17pm.  ON-LINE.

Feeling GREAT About ME is a nurturing, fun and practical 8-week educational on-line group tailored specifically to participants’ individual needs. 

Feeling GREAT About ME brings together core concepts from Relationships Australia’s long-running Relationship Education Program, such as Healthy Relationships, Self-Esteem, and Managing Strong Emotions, with a playful and gentle approach tailored specifically to the interest-areas of the group’s participants. 

Content includes:

  • Developing fun and relaxing self-care tools that are right for us
  • Growing our self-esteem
  • Boundary setting and keeping ourselves safe in relationship
  • Dealing with feelings of sadness and loneliness
  • Learning about and practicing “I Matter / You Matter” styles of relating
  • Managing overwhelming feelings
  • Relationships after group: staying connected with helpful services and people

Prior to the group starting, our facilitators will invite participants to an individual on-line session. 

The purpose of this initial individual session is to:

  • gain an understanding of each participant’s specific interests and needs;
  • give participants the opportunity to ask any questions they may have, and
  • solve any technical issues around accessing an on-line group that may present for some participants. 

Facilitated by Relationships Australia group workers who live and work in mixed ability communities.

For more information, please contact Alicia (Al), Ability Groupwork Team Leader, at Relationships Australia, Illawarra Centre:  02 4221 2000 or via email illawarra@ransw.org.au


Community

Nominations are now open!

The Community Achievement Awards for Regional NSW & the ACT are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural NSW & the ACT.

Do you know an individual, group, business or organisation who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!

We are currently accepting nominations in the following categories:

  • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Individual Excellence in Crown Land Management Award
  • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Crown Land Manager Excellence Award
  • Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award
  • TransGrid Leadership Award
  • Awards Australia Connecting Communities Award

Great prizes are up for grabs! Four of our category winners will receive $2,000 in prizesand a trophy, the other category winner will receive Television exposure on PRIME7 and a trophy.

Plus, we will send out a media release to each of the nominee’s local papers encouraging them to write a story, and every nominee will receive a certificate of achievement.

The Awards are free to enter – and completing a nomination online is easy! If you are ready to start your nomination please go to our online portal and select the category from the dropdown nomination award menu.

Want to recognise someone but don’t have the time? No problem, we are more than willing to help! Simply Refer Someone to us – it takes only 2 minutes to complete the form and our team does the rest! We’ll get in contact with them and have them complete the questions. It’s that easy!

To find out more about the Awards please see our website. 

Nominations close Wednesday 11th August 2021.


Neighbour Day and Relationships Australia.

This is a reminder to complete our annual survey.

Whether or not you could participate in Neighbour Day this year, we want to hear from you. Your responses will help us find out what effect Neighbour Day is having in the community. 

This is the 1st of two surveys (Time 1), and there are lots of prizes to be won. For instance, you could win one of five $100 Bunnings vouchers by completing this Time 1 survey.

Also, you could receive a $20 shopping gift e-voucher (if you are among the first 250 respondents of our Time 2 survey, 2-3 months later).

Finally, if you help us recruit your network of Neighbour Day hosts, organisers or attendees (from 2021) to complete this Time 1 survey, you will be awarded one of $10, $20 or $50 gift vouchers. Please see the survey for more details.

To access the survey, please click here: bit.ly/neighboursurvey

Thank you from the Neighbour Day Team at Relationships Australia


Come and join in our monthly Death Cafe in KIAMA!

Illawarra Shoalhaven Compassionate Communities are rolling out Death Cafes across the Local Health District and we would like to invite you to join in.
Our thanks go to the Uniting Church Kiama  for their support of our initiative and their donation of the use of the church hall for this event  🙂

Compassionate Communities are communities in which everyday people play a stronger role in the care and support of others as they age and at end of life. 

What is a Death Café? 
A Death Café is a space where you can enjoy open, relaxed and spontaneous conversation on topics such as Death and Dying. It is a friendly space where you can share stories and hear others share, as we ponder all things that relate to our end of life. There is no agenda or themes, just relaxed conversation that is determined by the group. 

Death is a part of life and talking about death won’t kill us! 

Tea /coffee and refreshments will be available. 

Come along on 27 June 2021 and bring your enthusiasm, a friend and a smile! 

Enquiries can all be sent through to carolyn@thegroundswellproject.com or phone on 0418 480 690.

Death Cafe – Kiama!

Please register on Eventbrite for the cafe so we can keep track of numbers. Here is the link for booking! 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/death-cafe-kiama-illawarra-shoalhaven-compassionate-communities-tickets-160527362663

Sunday 27 June 2021
2.00pm – 4.00pm 
Uniting Church – Kiama    
Manning Street, Kiama 

Click here to Register

Facebook Group

If you haven’t already, please join our Facebook group – Compassionate Communities Illawarra-Shoalhaven. The group is private so only the people in the group can see the posts and comments. Anyone interested in joining ComCom is able to join.

Visit Facebook Group


Diversity

The Shellharbour Civic Centre will come alive on Friday evening 25 June for an exciting live music event.

The concert will be held during Refugee Week, to celebrate the amazing talent and rich culture that comes from all nations. Rising star, Masha Mnoyan, the Voice Australia’s 2020 finalist and winner of The Voice Armenia, will join Illawarra’s admired and talented classical guitarist, Sako Dermenjian, who was born in Armenia and lived in Syria.

The band is completed by Sydney percussionist, Atif Badria and keyboardist, Matthew Thompson, who will together perform a mixture of cultural, blues, jazz and popular music.

Grazing boxes will also be on offer, prepared by the Centre’s resident Civic Square Café. These can feed up to 2 people as after-dinner nibbles, and you may BYO alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages to accompany grazing box.

Ticket costs have been subsidised by a Multicultural NSW Government grant and you can also use your Discover NSW Voucher before it runs out! This makes it an even more affordable concert of high calibre musicians.

Tickets are limited and tables are set to 5, so gather your friends for a post-dining evening event that is set to impress. This event is recommended for Adults. Get your tickets now via: https://events.humanitix.com/masha-sako

More information on the musicians…

Masha

Having won the Armenian version of The Voice in 2013 and building a reputation as a talent to watch, MASHA MNJOYAN worked across the world on many international stages and in leading venues, winning over audiences everywhere. Now Masha has also captivated Australian viewers with her incredible vocal talent, on her way to the semi-finals of 2020s The Voice Australia. She is a powerhouse singer, with an incredible range and technique, able to handle any sized room or auditorium, to bring the audience close to her by developing that magic connection all artists desire to create. At the same time, she is capable of effortlessly switching her approach to a subtle, intimate style that allows her to succeed as a jazz and jazz/folk singer as well. Listen to her interpret love songs and ballads, where warmth, emotion, and delicacy of expression are the keys, and you will marvel at her art.

https://www.facebook.com/masha.mnjoyan

Sako

Sako Dermenjian is an Armenian classical guitarist, born and raised in Syria, now based in Australia. As he experienced great changes in his life and circumstances, the guitar became one of the few constants over the next few years of Sako’s life. After studying with the great Mazen Al-Saleh for 9 years in Damascus, Sako was already on the path of achieving his dream to become a world-renowned classical guitarist and teacher. Upon his arrival to Australia and relocation to Wollongong NSW, the Lord Mayor invited him to perform at the Wollongong Australia Day awards dinner. Later that year he was invited to play in front of a global audience at TEDx Wollongong and talk about his journey under the theme ’It’s about time’. In 2018 Sako won the first prize of Sydney Eisteddfod. He graduated with a Bachelor of Performance in Classical Guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with his teacher Dr.Vladimir Gorbach. He now studies a Masters of Music Studies (Performance) on merit scholarship at Sydney Conservatorium. Sako is sponsored by Yamaha

https://www.facebook.com/sakodermenjian/    |    https://www.sakodermenjian.com/  

Atif Badria

Originating from Damascus in Syria, Atif Badria arrived in Australia in 2012 and now proudly calls Sydney home. Picking up his first darbuka at the tender age of five, Atif showed promise, making his on stage debut at only eleven, and forming a career as a professional musician from only sixteen years old. Studying with renowned Jamal Al Saka, Atif has gone on to master not only his beloved darbuka but a variety of world percussion instruments including the cajon, timbales, dolholla, riq, djembe, khishba and more. With a career that has taken him around the world, Atif has been invited to tour alongside the giants of Middle Eastern music, including George Wassouf, Wael Kfoury, Melhem Zein, Wael Jassar, Nancy Ajram, Nassif Zeytoun and Hussein and Ali Deek. When asked about his love of percussion Atif explains that it’s because it provides the necessary heartbeat to give music life, and like life, has its own unique timing. His passion is evident as he explains the wonder of the darbuka and it’s ability to be so versatile but only having three notes. One of the most in demand and respected musicians in Australian Middle Eastern music, Atif is recognised as an unmatched talent, widely respected as a highly disciplined professional and inspirational teacher.

Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thomson is an award winning pianist and composer from Sydney, Australia. After completing his Bachelors degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with 1st Class Honours, Matthew received his Masters of Music in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA. During his time in America, Matthew performed alongside musical luminaries including Dave Holland, Miguel Zenon, Freddy Cole, Dave Douglas, Ben Folds and Taylor Dane.


Health and Wellbeing

Wollongong Safe Haven

Wollongong Safe Haven officially opened its doors on Wednesday 26th May 2021.

See article for the Illawarra Mercury :New Safe Haven in Wollongong for people in suicidal distress to take refuge | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW

This initiative has been made possible thanks to years of advocacy, leadership and much blood sweat & tears from grassroots lived experience members of the Collaborative who first came up with the innovative idea of having our own safe space in the Illawarra Shoalhaven.

Congratulation to lived experience members of the Collaborative Mark Ellis and Caitlin Kozman for securing roles with Safe Haven – Mark as Service Leader and Caitlin as Suicide Prevention Peer Worker.

Huge thanks to all those involved with the co-design and to STRIDE, ISLHD and lived experience members for your commitment and for making this dream a reality.

Please feel free to share this exciting news across your networks.


REGISTER HERE: https://tobacco.eventbrite.com.au

** NOTE: There will be 2 more seminars in the series:

August: Protecting Mental Health by Connecting to Nature, 25th August, 11-12:30pm

September: Protecting Mental Health with Sleep (date TBC)


Food Fairness Illawarra

Did you know at any given time, approximately 21,600 Illawarra residents face food insecurity, meaning they are not able to access food that meets their health and cultural needs?

Meanwhile, tonnes of edible food ends up in landfill every week from the food industry. Food Fairness Illawarra (FFI) is a community coalition that has worked together since 2005 to make healthy and sustainable food affordable and accessible for all.

Their current campaign is calling on all Illawarra (food) businesses to start donating their surplus food to feed people and fight food waste. Saving quality excess food will not only save the environment and reduce waste disposal costs, but greatly assist the people in our community that need it!


Sexual Health

Condoms

You wouldn’t walk your dog without poo bags.

So why would you have casual sex without a condom?

*whatever kind of sex you’re having, condoms can be used on sex accessories, as an oral dam and /or on a penis… or use them to make glitter earrings.

Click HERE to order 144 free condoms for your service from Play Safe Pro or find your nearest free condoms in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven from Caddyshack Project.


CaddyShack

New Blog from Caddsyhack Project now available here.

Click image or cut and paste the URL https://www.caddyshackproject.com/caddyshackblog/s-to-the-t-to-the-i


International Student Health Hub

The International Student Health Hub includes questions you may have on the Australian Healthcare System linking to accurate & reliable websites.

Find out more about General Practitioners, interpreters & accessing healthcare in Australia.

www.internationalstudents.health.nsw.gov.au/australian-healthcare-system/

Please share this months featured page to your network. Want to know more about the Hub? Email us: Maddison.Stratten@health.nsw.gov.au & Anju.Devkota@health.nsw.gov.au

On behalf of the Hub Advisory Group:

  • Belinda Meggitt
  • Helen Rogers
  • Limin Mao
  • Jennifer Farinella
  • Marty Janssen
  • Nusrat Jahan

Young People

Flexible Learning Centre

If you have or know of any young people who are disengaged from education, we would be willing to support them to reconnect.

Online link to referrals/enrolment here

We have bacon and egg breakfast every Friday between 9:00am to 10:00am


Beyond Empathy

We’re reaching out to let you know that we have created a short video all about our new podcasts (we may be biased, but we reckon it’s really inspiring!) and it’s just been released on our Facebook page.

One simple action that would really help us spread the word about our podcasts would be to jump onto our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/be.org.au/posts/4012387412130424 and watch, like, comment and share this video.

You can also click on the picture of us below and it will take you there.

If you’re not on Facebook, not to worry! Jump onto our website and support us by having a listen to our podcasts.

Chuck us on while you drive, or go for a walk… or clean the house. We promise we will entertain and give you something to think about too.

Thanks again for all of your support, Sharif and the BE Podcast Crew


Unpacking complex trauma
21 July 2021

Complex trauma – the impact of early life, repeated trauma and loss often involving trusted relationships

Youth Health Forums (YHFs) are stimulating, half-day forums that cover a wide range of adolescent health and wellbeing issues, appealing to health, education, community, welfare professionals and students. The Forum provides an opportunity for attendees to meet, update knowledge and skills, exchange information and strengthen the youth health network, in order to provide the best possible support for young people in NSW.

Cost: Free of charge

When and where
Date:  21 July 2021
Time: 9am -12.30pm (AEST)

Where: live streamed to where you are

Live Stream details (including technical difficulty issues)

To watch the live event go to: https://www.thestreamingguys.com.au/production/youth-health-forum-unpacking-complex-trauma-210721/

Remember to add this to your calendar, no password is required

RSVP: Register by close of business 16 July 2021 to receive a reminder email (registration is optional)

Direct questions to Forum speakers during the live stream

  • Text questions to 0452 378 112 stating location and question. For example “[Dubbo], my Q to Speaker A is….”
  • For technical difficulty on the Forum day, please refer to live stream details above (this number will not be able to respond to technical issues)

Forum’s speaker notes

The speakers’ presentations will be available on the NSW Health website (www.health.nsw.gov.au) within two weeks of the Forum (search for ‘Youth Health Forum’) , or go to: www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/youth/Pages/speakers-presos.aspx

Forum’s evaluation

Program includes presentations on:

This forum will be chaired by Ms Sue Foley,  Director, NSW Children’s Court Clinic, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN)

  • Sue is currently the Director of the (NSW, Australia) Children’s Court Clinic, and is a senior Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in Health, Community Services, NGOs and private practice since graduating in social work in 1975. She has a combination of post graduate qualifications, including social work, adult education and childhood and social policy. She is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and enhancing the capacity and safe care of children by parents and other carers, using prevention, trauma informed interventions, appropriate assessment and intervention strategies that are developmentally, culturally, and therapeutically respectful. She has been working with colleagues to ensure that the work of clinicians and others is respectful and collaborative with our indigenous colleagues and clients.   Sue has been working in the field of children’s safety  and wellbeing since being an undergraduate and volunteer in 1973 in health, welfare, NGOs, legal settings and in private practice.  Sue’s special interest is in education, films, prevention of injuries and harm to children, children’s voices, factitious disorder, strength based casework and therapy.

Speakers include:

  • Impact of complex trauma: Ms Stephanie Helfer, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Complex Cases Consultant, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, SCHN
  • Integrated Trauma-Informed Care – mitigating the impacts of trauma, preventing re-traumatisation and promoting healing for children and young people: Ms Katherine Barnes, Acting Manager, Child Protection and Wellbeing Team, Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect Unit (PARVAN), NSW Ministry of Health; and Ms Helen Freeland, Managing Director, ACER Associates
  • Trauma, cognitive development, and social and emotional wellbeing: Dr Paul Gray, Associate Professor, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney
  • Intensive Support Services for out of home care children and young people: Mr Andrew Schacht, Principal Project Officer, Intensive Support Services, Department of Communities and Justice
  • Trauma responsive practice for our youth – the Australian Childhood Foundation approach: Ms Karyn Robinson, Senior Advisor, Professional Education Services, Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Voice of youth: Ms Emily Backhouse and Ms Sienna Acquara, CREATE young consultants, CREATE Foundation
  • Panel discussion: Panel will include all program speakers

Please see the attached program for more details.

Don’t miss this forum and let your networks know

Hope you can join us on the Forum day! Please feel free to pass this onto your colleagues and networks.



We Won!

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.