Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

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Focus of the DIsability Inclusion Network Central Coast (DINCC)

1. To ensure the progression of disability inclusion in mainstream services across the Central Coast Region through increased engagement with the people in the community with lived experience of disability
2. To create a platform for mainstream service agencies to collaborate, coordinate and innovate to develop and implement disability inclusion strategies and actions.
3. To adopt an alliance strategy that provides a forum for mainstream services and key partners to work collectively on disability inclusion while ensuring it does not usurp the role of a body properly constituted from the community (or parts thereof) to advocate and activate on its own behalf.
4. To support a unifying program/activity planning and development from the various mainstream service agencies and key partners to create partnership opportunities to mutually amplify various outputs and/or outcomes for people with lived experience of disability.
5. To achieve broader inclusive service provision and improved health and wellbeing, and economic and social participation of people with a disability, their support person, carers and families in the Central Coast region.
6. As a separate body representing the unified will of the contributing mainstream agencies service and key partners, explore opportunities for advocacy, health promotion and prevention can be realised.
7. To be recognised as leaders in implementing, meeting and progressing the legislated requirements of disability inclusion included, but not limited to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014.

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Angelina Lee posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast  

2nd Sep 20, 11:43 AM

Hi all, I would like to introduce myself as the Central Coast Local Health District Intellectual Disability Care Coordinator (IDCC). This newly created position is to provide specialised consultation and education to CCLHD health clinicians on the assessment and management of a person with intellectual disability.

Hi all,

I would like to introduce myself as the Central Coast Local Health District Intellectual Disability Care Coordinator (IDCC). This newly created position is to provide specialised consultation and education to CCLHD health clinicians on the assessment and management of a person with intellectual disability.

Also to provide consultation and education to external stakeholders GPs, Department of Education, Juvenile Justice, Department of Communities and Justice and local Central Coast Non-government Organisations. IDCC will provide capacity building to enhance knowledge and skills in working with people with an intellectual disability. For example, this can be working with GPs one on one in relation to a particular patient, or providing skills training or other education sessions to groups.

As the IDCC, my aim to address the gap in local health care for people with an intellectual disability of all ages and create pathways to increase the systemic capacity of the region to better serve consumers, carers and their families.

Also to devise and implement systems to encourage collaboration and information sharing across clinicians, specialties, service providers and agencies.

IDCC is also the conduit between CCLHD and Hunter New England (HNE) Specialised Intellectual Disability Health Team (SIDHT).

Furthermore, I work as a conduit between CCLHD and HNE Specialised Intellectual Disability Health Team (SIDHT) to lead the roll out of the Specialised Intellectual Disability Health Team outreach assessment clinic for the district. The SIDHT will include multidisciplinary assessment and care planning to manage complex consumers with an intellectual disability and a current unresolved health issue that cannot be addressed through usual care.

I have attached SIDHT Factsheets for your perusal/ distribution as you see fit.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information or to make referrals to myself and SIDHT.

Angelina Lee | District Intellectual Disability Care Coordinator
Central Coast Local Health District
Tel 02 4320 3041 | Mob: 0436286442
Email: [email protected]

JC

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Joanne Chivers posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

15th Sep 20, 08:09 AM

Our St Vincent de Paul Society Community Linkers program will cease on the 30th of September 2020. We will continue accepting enquiries up until the end of September. At this time we are working with people on time-limited, achievable goals with the focus on linking to others if supports are needed post September.

Our St Vincent de Paul Society Community Linkers program will cease on the 30th of September 2020.

We will continue accepting enquiries up until the end of September. At this time we are working with people on time-limited, achievable goals with the focus on linking to others if supports are needed post September.

If you require any support post this date the Local Area Coordination (LAC) program now provide support to all people with disability, their families and carers regardless of whether they are eligible for the NDIS or not.

We encourage you to reach out to them directly using the following contact details:

Settlement Services International (SSI) cover Sydney and South Western Sydney. Contact them on 1800 960 975 or
[email protected]

Latrobe Community Health Service cover South Eastern Sydney. Contact them on 1800 242 696 or visit
https://www.lchs.com.au/contact-lchs/

Uniting cover Northern Sydney, Western Sydney and Hunter New England. Contact them on 1800 864 846 or
[email protected]

Social Futures cover Central Coast Region. Contact them on 1800 522 679 or visit
https://socialfutures.org.au/ndis-lac/

The Community Linkers have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside people to make connections to their local communities whilst also working alongside community groups, services and organizations to further their journey in creating a more Inclusive and accessible community.

We thank you for all of the support that you have given us whether that be by promoting the good works of the Community Linkers program, working in partnership with us or by using us as a referral pathway to support our community members to live a full and valued life.

JF

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Jodie Frost-Foster posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

11th Sep 20, 10:29 AM

Central Coast Council is wanting to hear from people living on the Coast with lived experience of disability, their families, friends and carers as well as people working in the sector to have their say on what should be in Council’s new 4 year Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

Central Coast Council is wanting to hear from people living on the Coast with lived experience of disability, their families, friends and carers as well as people working in the sector to have their say on what should be in Council’s new 4 year Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

Council is hosting a series of online community forums (dates and links to each to register below) as well as an online survey open until 30 September. Use this link to Council’s Your Voice Our Coast page to complete the survey. There is also an Easy English version of the survey here. https://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/all-projects/disability-inclusion-action-plan

Forum Dates:
Thursday 17 September, 1:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/have-your-say-disability-inclusion-online-forums-tickets-119047864367

Tuesday 22 September, 5:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/have-your-say-disability-inclusion-online-forums-tickets-119049164255

Thursday 24 September, 10:30am https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/have-your-say-disability-inclusion-online-forums-tickets-119049252519

For further information contact,
Jodie Frost-Foster, 0408430987
or
Celia Pennycook, 0438 624 774

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Gabriel Wingate-Pearse posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

31st Aug 20, 09:49 AM
Updated 31st Aug 20, 09:56 AM by Gabriel Wingate-Pearse

We are inviting interested services to our virtual ‘Meet your LAC’ event – a great opportunity to meet the Social Futures’ team delivering NDIS Local Area Coordination across the Central Coast. Due to COVID-19, our planned face-to-face event has moved online. We would love you to join us, via Zoom, to: • Find out more about our role as an NDIS ‘Partner in Community’ • Hear more about Social Futures • Meet the Social Futures’ Central Coast LAC team Session details

We are inviting interested services to our virtual
‘Meet your LAC’ event – a great opportunity to meet
the Social Futures’ team delivering NDIS
Local Area Coordination across the Central Coast.

Due to COVID-19, our planned face-to-face event has moved online.
We would love you to join us, via Zoom, to:
• Find out more about our role as an NDIS ‘Partner in Community’
• Hear more about Social Futures
• Meet the Social Futures’ Central Coast LAC team

Session details
Virtual event: Zoom Meeting (link provided upon registration)
Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2019
Time: 2-3pm

Register now via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/virtual-meet-your-lac-central-coast-tickets-117929631703

Contact:
Gabriel Wingate-Pearse on 0499 491 506
[email protected]

AC

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Amy Corcoran posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

30th Jul 20, 04:20 PM

Carer Gateway is the new support service for carers of all ages who look after someone with a disability, mental illness, alcohol and other drug dependency, ongoing illness, or are frail due to age.

Carer Gateway is the new support service for carers of all ages who look after someone with a disability, mental illness, alcohol and other drug dependency, ongoing illness, or are frail due to age.

It’s free to access and offers supports such as counselling, peer support groups, emergency respite, carer directed support packages and education and skills building. Carers NSW is the provider of the Carer Gateway across the Hunter, New England, Central Coast and North Coast Primary Health Networks.

I’ve attached a factsheet that you can share with carers, your team and through your networks. The Carer Gateway can be accessed via 1800 422 737 or www.carergateway.gov.au

Please direct carers to the Gateway, but if service providers have any questions or would like to learn more about the supports available you can contact me at [email protected]

AW

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Ainslie Whitburn posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

20th Jul 20, 12:40 PM
Updated 20th Jul 20, 12:45 PM by Ainslie Whitburn

Hi All, The Better Access Map team are asking people to share with us what they need to know about accessibility. If you have accessibility requirements, or are a family member, friend or carer of a person with accessibility requirements then please take the 'Accessibility: What I Need to Know' survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BetterAccessMap.

Hi All,
The Better Access Map team are asking people to share with us what they need to know about accessibility. If you have accessibility requirements, or are a family member, friend or carer of a person with accessibility requirements then please take the 'Accessibility: What I Need to Know' survey at:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/BetterAccessMap.

We want to hear about the type of accessibility information people need when going out. The responses will support us in making the Better Access Map website and smartphone app more relevant, accurate and user friendly.

Please feel free to pass the link on to any of your networks. If you haven't used the Better Access Map, that's OK...we still want to hear from you. The survey takes around 15 - 20 minutes to complete and your responses are confidential.

You could WIN 1 OF 3 $100 VISA CARDS*

*Survey and associated competition closes at 5.00pm AEDT on Friday 31st July 2020. To enter the draw, you must be 18 years of age and over and reside in Australia. For more information see our T&Cs at:
www.betteraccessmap.com.au/Legal.

AW

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Ainslie Whitburn posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

20th Jul 20, 12:14 PM

Hi Everyone,

Hi Everyone,
I am a Project Officer for the Better Access Map, a project of Vinnies NSW. We have developed a smartphone app and website, www.betteraccessmap.com.au, that provides information about access into and around businesses and venues. This information helps to take the guesswork out of going out for people with disability and access needs, and allows them to decide if a venue is accessible for them. It also provides us an opportunity to talk to business owners and managers about how they can make their venue more inclusive. Currently we have over 1000 venues on the app from areas across Newcastle and Central Coast. Whilst COVID19 might have impacted our ability to visit and add more businesses we are still making improvements to our processes and the app as well as promoting inclusion through our blogs. I have attached our flyer and please visit our website or contact us at [email protected].
Thanks Ainslie

JC

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Joanne Chivers posted in Disability Inclusion Network Central Coast

15th Apr 20, 12:41 PM
Updated 15th Apr 20, 01:00 PM by Joanne Chivers

Hi Everyone
My name is Joanne and I would like to introduce myself as the Community Linker for the Wyong area. The Community Linking program with the Access and Inclusion Team for St Vincent de Paul Society, (formerly Ability Links) has returned to the community, and can now work alongside a wider community. I have attached our flyer for your perusal. I hope to meet you all face to face in the not so distant future and look forward to us meeting soon.
Jo