Free talk and demonstration of equipment and aids to maintain independence

Gillen Club , Thursday 4th July, 10:30 – 11:30am

Visitors will have the opportunity to view/trial a wide range of equipemnt and discuss their equipment needs with an experience OT.

Areas of assistance:

Bathroom and toileting equipment

Bedding

Building fixtures and design for access

Clothing and dressing

Communication aids

Computer and vocational aids

Eating and drinking utnesils

Emergency call systems

Household and kitchen equipment

Incontinence

Lifting, transferring, ramps and hoists

Mobility/walking aids

Recreation

Scooter (gophers)

Seating

Telephone access

Transport – vehicle modifications

Wheelchairs – manual and electric

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will be at the Alice Springs Show – Blatherskite Park

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July 2019, 9:00am – 5:00 pm

Visitors will have the opportunity to view/trial a wide range of equipment and discuss their equipment needs with an experienced health professional (Occupational Therapist).

The service s available to all members of the public, inlcuding people with a disability, injury or illness, carers, health professionals, organisations/services.

Areas of assistance include:

Bathroom and toileting equipment

Incontinence

Bedding

Lifting, transferring, ramps and hoists

Building fixtures and design for access

Mobility/walking aids

Clothing and dressing

Recreation

Communication aids

Scooter (gophers)

computer and vocational aids

Seating

Eating and drinking utensils

Telephone access

Emergency call systems

Transport – vehicle modifications

Household and kitchen equipment

Wheelchairs – manual and electric

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You are invited to come along to meet others with Parkinson’s Disease, caring for people with PD or an interest in Parkinson’s

Disability SA – Independent Living Centre are giving a free talk and demonstration of equipment and aids to maintain independence

Place: The Gillen Club

Date: Thursday 4 July

Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

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  1. Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident under the age of 65 Some New Zealand citizens and some categories of Visa holders are not eligible for Centrelink and other support services
  2. Resident of Central Australia Top Enders, please refer to Darwin Community Legal Aid Services
  3. Has a disability a. permanent or temporary b. Physical, mental, developmental or other recognised disability
  4. Has a family member with a disability
  5. Is supporting a friend with a disability
  6. Requires information about disability
  7. Requires information about NDIS
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CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery orientated support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services,; rehabilitation programs; clinical settings or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Eligibility: No minimum admission requirements however applicants need completion of Year 10 or equivalent and general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Delivery Details: Darwin and Alice Springs external or online

Duration: 12 – 24 months full time or part time.

Work Placement: For candidates not already employed in the sector, work placement of at least 120 hours will be required.

Contact: Alice Springs: 8959 5239, Email: [email protected], www.cdu.edu.au/cdu-vet

Darwin: 8946 7517, Email: [email protected], www.cdu.edu.au/cdu-vet

Refer to VET Student Guide (http://www.cdu.edu.au/cdu-vet/student-guide) for information about enrolling, student support services, student rights and responsibilities, previous studies recognition and an A-Z of other information.

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June meeting

This group is for people with Parkinson’s as well as their families, carers and support people. This month’s guest speaker is Fran Liepa – Speech Pathologist. She will be doing Yellwell so be prepared to make some noise
Time: 6-7pm, Tuesday 4 June
Location: Desert Therapy Office, Gregory Terrace (Opposite Uncle Edy’s)

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We’ve had several enquiries from people in the Darwin area lately, so here is the best place to go to for Advocacy issues.

SENIORS AND DISABILITY RIGHTS SERVICE

The Seniors and Disability Rights Service is based in Darwin and regularly visits Katherine, Nhulunbuy and other locations across the Top End of the NT as required.

The Seniors and Disability Rights Service assists older people or people with disabilities and their representatives who want to understand their rights and know how to implement them.

You have rights no matter where you live, or how much assistance you need, including the rights to:

  • be supported by an advocate
  • be treated with dignity and respect, and to maintain your independence
  • feel safe
  • make a complaint

We can give you information and help about your rights regarding:

  • where you live
  • care and services you are receiving
  • activities in your community
  • support, representation and referral
  • people not respecting your culture
  • problems where you work
  • access to an interpreter

If you require an interpreter (including Auslan) we can provide one for free.

Phone: 08 8982 1111

Freecall: 1800 812 953

Email: [email protected]

https://www.dcls.org.au/legal-and-advocacy-services/seniors-and-disability-rights/

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You’re invited to come along to meet others with Parkinson’s Disease, caring for people with PD or an interest in Parkinson’s. The topic of discussion will be constipation – a continence expert will address the group.
Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Time: 6 pm – 8pm
Location: At the Gillen Club Board Room – 57 Milner Road
Contact Disability Advocacy Service on 89531422 for more information.

 

Art Access Australia’s national, live-streamed Arts and Disability Pre-Election forum is happening on Tuesday 26 February 2019!

Representatives of our major political parties will begin by presenting their policy action on accessibility in the arts, before responding to the recently launched #RealMoneyRealJobs campaign. The forum will end with a Q&A discussion where the public will be invited to ask questions.
This forum is hosted by Arts Access Australia, and proudly support by DADAA.

Links:

Arts Access Australia – Website: https://artsaccessaustralia.org/
Arts Access Australia – Arts and Disability Pre-Election Forum Event Page: https://artsaccessaustralia.org/arts-and-disability-pre-election-forum/
DADAA – Website: https://www.dadaa.org.au/
DADAA – Arts and Disability Pre-Election Forum Event Page: http://www.dadaa.org.au/whats-on/event/arts-and-disability-pre-election-forum/

 

Disability Advocacy Service (DAS) is offering free advocacy training with the To Stand Beside Workshop by Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID).

The advocacy training program is a two-day intensive workshop aimed at disability support workers, family members, planners, coordinators, managers, and paid or unpaid advocates who are involved in supporting, assisting or representing people with disabilities.

The two-day workshop will run from 9:30am – 4:00pm on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March 2019 at The Coolibah Room, The Mercure Hotel, 34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

If you would like to register to attend this training, or would like more information, contact Vanessa Sullivan at Disability Advocacy Service, via phone 08 8953 1422 or email [email protected] You can also view a brochure and flyer for this training program below.

Please note, spots for this two-day workshop are limited so if you’re interested, register as soon as possible!

From To Stand Beside: Advocacy for Inclusion Training Program, you will gain a:

• greater knowledge of advocacy concepts and principles
• deeper understanding of personal values
• greater appreciation of the advocacy role inherent to all who
work in the disability sector
• greater awareness of the potential conflicts of risk inherent
to the advocacy role
• stronger framework for dealing with advocacy-related issues
• ‘tool box’ full of practical ideas/strategies

Links to more information:

 

 

 

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