Carer Victoria FREE NDIS Plan Education

Carers Victoria education are providing free of charge education program for carers of participant with an NDIS plan.
The program aims to provide carers with:
• an opportunity to reflect on their first experience with NDIS,
• address challenges with NDIA, services, and the person they care for,
• identify and build on skills required to engage with NDIS, and
• approaches to prepare for their forthcoming and future review meetings.

The program will cover post plan implementation, reviews, issues and complaints.
The program would be delivered in 4 x 3 hour sessions (including a catered lunch break).
Session dates:
Week 1: Wednesday 11 April, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Week 2: Wednesday 18 April, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Week 3: Wednesday 9 May, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Week 4: Wednesday 16 May, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Event details:
Cost: $0
Commitment to: 4 sessions, held over 4 weeks during April -May
Places: sessions are limited to 25-30 carers who care for someone with a NDIS Plan
Location: Scope, Loddon Mallee Office, 31 – 45 Bennett St, Bendigo VIC 3550

RSVP by April 3 to Laura Jardine laura.jardine@carersvictoria.org.au 

For more information: 
Contact Laura Jardine
Tel:  (03) 9396 9592
Email: laura.jardine@carersvictoria.org.au
/Groups/NDISCarersOnline/
@CarersVictoria

Download the flyer.

Young Carers Scholarship Program 2018

Carers Victoria is proud to present the 2018 Young Carer Scholarship program supported by the Barr Family Foundation and community donations.

About the scholarship program
Over 71,600 young people in Victoria are believed to have significant care responsibilities. They may support their mother, father, sister, brother or grandparent at home because of a disability or illness. Many are at risk of dropping out of school, or have difficulty establishing social networks and participating in activities that their peers enjoy.

Carers Victoria’s Young Carer Scholarship program gives young carers attending secondary school the opportunity to be acknowledged for their contributions to their family and the community and to participate in school or community based activities that enhance their skills, educational achievement and abilities, or that help them to participate more fully in their community.

Scholarships of up to $500 are awarded to successful applicants.

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Intereach – NDIS Information Van

Intereach staff will be out and about in the local community during March:

‘iVAN’ the information Van. Intereach staff can answer your question about the NDIS.

Implementation Workshops. Designed to help NDIS participants understand their plan.

FIDA Footy- It’s on!

Are you aged over 14 years? Do you live with disability, or attend a Kaliana or SDS School? Want to play Australian Rules Football? Join us and try FIDA footy!

We will be fielding a Bendigo FIDA footy team for the 2018 season.

So, if you would love to play footy, come along and have a go!

Learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun. Both male and female players are welcome.

Accessible parking and change facilities available

Interested in playing FIDA Footy?

When: Wednesday 7 and 14 March
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Venue: Weeroona Oval, 347 Napier St, Bendigo, 3550
Bring: Runners or football boots and a drink bottle

Cost: FREE

For more information contact Daniel on Ph: 0409 327 449 or email intereach@intereach.com.au

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NDIS Advocacy

NDIS Advocacy

The NDIS Advocate will help people with a disability, their families and carers prepared for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

So make an appointment if you need help with the following:

  • Explain to families and carers the key aspects of the NDIS and its potential impact on their lives;
  • Providing participants with updates regarding the roll-out of the NDIS;
  • Familiarising participants, their families and carers with the planning process associated with accessing funds under the NDIS and assist with pre-planning.

Consultations are FREE  and conducted at Interchange -127 Mitchell Street, Bendigo. You don’t have to be a client of Interchange to access this service. Phone  5441-1599 or  email marie.whitrow@interchangelm.org.au to make an appointment.

This service is funded by Bendigo Health – Carers Support Services.

Positive Partnership Workshop – Echuca

Positive Partnerships provides professional learning for parents and carers like you. Our solution based tools and Parent Carer workshops will help you build your confidence and knowledge in supporting your child as they grow and develop.

All of our online and in-person programs are backed and funded by the Australian Government, and have been since 2008. This reflects the value the government places on this program.

When we work together, we can help create a path for children that provides them with the best possible learning opportunities. If you feel you’d like to know more, share experiences and learn from others living your experience, we’re here with authentic and practical support.

Positive Partnerships is the foundation of a positive support network between parents, teachers, carers and the children in your care.

Positive Partnership Workshop – Echuca

28 Feb 18 9:30AM – 2:30PM
1 Mar 18 9:30AM – 2:30PM
Location: ECHUCA, VIC

Mercure Port of Echuca
465 High Street
Echuca VIC 3564
Seats: 9/25 (16 Seats Remaining)
Registration Closes: 28 Feb 18 12:00AM

Go to Positive Partnerships

This is a free workshop, morning tea & lunch will be provided. Registration opens at 8.45am.

A Sporting Chance Program March 2018

A Sporting Chance Program

“An inclusive sport and physical education programme aimed specifically at young individuals who have an ASD”.

Rationale:

‘A Sporting Chance Program’ aims to give individuals’ with an ASD a fair opportunity to achieve success in a sporting environment which can lead to favourable outcomes in everyday life.

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BAAG Evening Coffee

An evening coffee and supper is provided for anyone to come along to and meet others informally over a cuppa on the third Thursday of the month periodically throughout the year. Check the Calendar of events for the dates, as it varies from month to month. You don’t have to be a BAAG member to attend. Feel free to bring your partner and children.
Where: 8 Wallace Avenue, Flora Hill.
Time: 7:30-9:00pm