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COVID-19 Vaccine for vulnerable people

COVID-19 Vaccine for vulnerable people

July 20, 2022

The Disability Trust and COORDINARE South Eastern NSW, are working together to ensure that vulnerable people in our community, who are ‘housebound’, have access to the COVID-19 Vaccine. Vulnerable people are those who are aged 12 – 100+ years that are: Individuals […]

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Emergency Safety Tools for people with disability

Emergency Safety Tools for people with disability

July 19, 2022

Having an emergency bushfire or flood evacuation plan is something we all need – especially considering the recent bushfires and floods that the South Coast has experienced. For people living with disability the need is often greater, with carers, support […]

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Legal Aid Webinar – Dealing with NDIS service providers

Legal Aid Webinar – Dealing with NDIS service providers

April 20, 2022

Legal Aid are offering a webinar on Dealing with NDIS service providers – what are my rights? 17/05/2022, 11:00am-12.30pm, Online Buying products and services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be confusing, especially if you have never done […]

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Defend our NDIS Rally

Defend our NDIS Rally

April 14, 2022

The Illawarra Disability Alliance is calling on the community to support our Disability Service Providers at the Defend our NDIS Rally on Thursday 28 April 2022, 10.30m to 11.15am. Please meet us at the Arts Precinct (which is located between the Illawarra […]

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BBCR’s Paradise Cottage

BBCR’s Paradise Cottage

April 5, 2022

Situated in beautiful, tranquil Sanctuary Point, BBCR’s Paradise Cottage is the perfect location for a short holiday. The cottage is suitable for people with a disability looking for adventure or just an opportunity to unwind. The cottage is close to […]

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Sensory Music Concert

Sensory Music Concert

February 21, 2022

Performed by acclaimed musicians, you will experience “Opera House” standard performances up close and personal! Sensory Concerts® is the brainchild of Grace Kim: a concert pianist and a mother with a fierce determination to make quality music accessible to all, […]

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Vaccination Hubs

Vaccination Hubs

February 10, 2022

Additional vaccination hubs are launching in NSW next week. There will be dedicated time slots for people with disability and additional facilities and services including wheelchair access, low sensory space, longer appointments, drop-ins available and in car vaccination.  For more […]

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Shellharbour City Council Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Shellharbour City Council Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

February 7, 2022

Shellharbour City Council is engaging with the community and disability service providers to inform their next Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. Disability Access and Inclusion Plans are one way Council can reduce and remove barriers for people with disability and […]

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Community Facilities Cadet – Position Vacant – Targeted for a person with disability

Community Facilities Cadet – Position Vacant – Targeted for a person with disability

January 18, 2022

Community Facilities Cadet, Wollongong City Council Cadetship up to 6 years Salary from $961.96 per week plus superannuation Bachelor of Business Recruitment No. 21110R This position is targeted for a person with disability and is in accordance with the Anti-Discrimination Act […]

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Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031

January 10, 2022

Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031 calls on all Australians to ensure people with disability can participate as equal members of society. Click here to read the strategy document.  

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Vaccine for vulnerable people

Vaccine for vulnerable people

November 19, 2021

The Disability Trust and COORDINARE, SE NSW PHN are working together to ensure that vulnerable people in our community, who are ‘housebound’, have access to the COVID-19 Vaccine. Vulnerable people are those who are aged 12 – 100+ years that […]

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Disney princess with disabilities

Disney princess with disabilities

October 27, 2021

Hannah Diviney was recently featured on The Project. She’s asking Disney to consider creating a princess with disabilities.   Dear Disney, My name is Hannah Diviney and I’m a 21-year-old writer and disability advocate. I have Cerebral Palsy, a physical […]

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CultureReady Workshops

CultureReady Workshops

September 28, 2021

Settlement Services International are offering a suite of four workshops designed to equip disability service providers with knowledge and skills to work effectively with people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. These free workshops are available until […]

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Your Voice, Your Choice Online Conference 2021

Your Voice, Your Choice Online Conference 2021

September 6, 2021

Friday 15 October 2021, 12:00pm-3:00pm The Disability Trust are excited to announce their third Your Voice, Your Choice Conference. This free event will be held online making it accessible to everyone. The Key Note Speaker will be Nas Campanella, Disability […]

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Shoalhaven Disability Expo

Shoalhaven Disability Expo

July 28, 2021

You are invited to attend the Shoalhaven Disability Expo on Wednesday 18 August 2021, 10:00am–2:00pm. The Expo will have free entertainment, inclusive activities, NDIS information, disability support service providers from across the Shoalhaven and is attended by hundreds of people […]

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Working with Women with Disabilities course

Working with Women with Disabilities course

July 14, 2021

This free, nationally accredited training is for frontline workers in Australia who prefer online learning or can’t attend a face-to-face workshop. Learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to women with disabilities with […]

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Youngcare – At Home Care Grants Program

Youngcare – At Home Care Grants Program

July 12, 2021

This program seeks to assist young people (aged 16-65) with high care needs who are living at home and who are at risk of entering inappropriate housing. It aims to enhance the standard of living for young people with high […]

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Speak My Language

Speak My Language

April 26, 2021

Through the power of storytelling, Speak My Language is starting a conversation within multicultural communities about what it means to live well with a disability. The program will feature stories, in up to 25 languages, through radio, podcasts and videos. […]

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Position Vacant – Disability Support Workers, Soccer Program

Position Vacant – Disability Support Workers, Soccer Program

April 20, 2021

The Disability Trust are looking for casual employees who are committed to providing great service to those with disabilities, and also have a passionate knowledge for sport and soccer. This unique opportunity will see excellent and motivated employees assisting participants […]

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Webinar for workers supporting women with an intellectual or cognitive disability

Webinar for workers supporting women with an intellectual or cognitive disability

March 2, 2021

Join this free webinar presented by the eSafety Commissioner for specialised workers and carers who are supporting women with an intellectual or cognitive disability. The training is professional development to help better understand abusive online relationships, identify abuse through technology […]

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Stuart Park Play Space Upgrade – All Ages & Abilities

Stuart Park Play Space Upgrade – All Ages & Abilities

February 24, 2021

Wollongong City Council are planning an extension to the Stuart Park Playground for an additional inclusive play space that provides for young people and adults with disability. The additional offerings include stimulating play equipment, physical challenges and natural and sensory discoveries […]

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Information about COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability.

Information about COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability.

February 24, 2021

The Department of Health have released the following resources: Information about COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability. News and information for Australians about the development, approval process and plans for COVID-19 vaccines. After your COVID-19 vaccination.

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Free event! Illawarra South Coast Aged & Disability Services Workforce Forum

Free event! Illawarra South Coast Aged & Disability Services Workforce Forum

February 9, 2021

Tuesday 16 February 2021, 8:30–10:30am Aged and disability service providers are facing significant challenges attracting the right staff who are suitable and safe for direct support work. The Illawarra Workforce Action Group (IWAG) invites you to this online forum with […]

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Kemira at IRT Kanahooka vacancies

Kemira at IRT Kanahooka vacancies

February 9, 2021

Kemira IRT at Kanahooka has two 2 bedroom villas available to rent. Kemira is a community where people who live with an intellectual disability can reside with their ageing carers . The community consists of 12 universally designed villas, a […]

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Labelling the Disabiling Podcast

Labelling the Disabiling Podcast

January 7, 2021

The latest Labelling the Disabiling Podcast by The Disability Trust features the high achieving sisters Moana and Lavinia Hope. At 26, Moana became the carer for her sister Vinny who lives with Moebius Syndrome a rare neurological condition affecting facial […]

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Acronym Guide

Acronym Guide

January 5, 2021

LAC, STA, OT, PM!? The NDIS can be tricky to navigate at the best of times – and the endless list of acronyms doesn’t make it any easier! Illawarra Interchange have created a list of the most common acronyms used […]

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

December 23, 2020

The members of the Illawarra Disability Alliance wish you a happy, healthy holiday season!  

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International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability

December 1, 2020

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements […]

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Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunity

November 9, 2020

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Economic and Community Participation Program – Social and Community Participation Grant Opportunity 2020-21 The Australian Government is inviting applications from organisations via an open competitive process for grant funding for 12-month projects that help enable […]

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Interchange Illawarra construction complete!

Interchange Illawarra construction complete!

October 20, 2020

Illawarra Interchange are proud to announce that their “White House” at Lake Illawarra, recently got an upgrade with a brand new accessibility ramp! The ramp has made the house wheelchair friendly and enabled easier access through the front door, creating […]

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Positions Vacant

Positions Vacant

October 19, 2020

Check out the positions vacant of our members here: Positions Vacant  

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Last chance to get your tickets! Your Voice, Your Choice Conference

Last chance to get your tickets! Your Voice, Your Choice Conference

October 15, 2020

16 October 2020, Online Conference This free conference offered by The Disability Trust features Keynote Speakers Moana and Vinny Hope. Click here to book your place.

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National Youth Disability Summit

National Youth Disability Summit

September 28, 2020

The National Youth Disability Summit is an innovative online conference, designed by and for young people with disability to give us a real say about their futures. 5 days from Tuesday 29 September to Saturday 3 October 2020. FREE to […]

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16 October 2020 Online Conference – Your voice, your choice!

16 October 2020 Online Conference – Your voice, your choice!

September 10, 2020

Your voice, your choice conference by The Disability Trust is going online! The conference is being held on 16 October 2020 and features Moana and Vinny Hope as keynote speakers. Moana is one of the most prominent figures of AFLW, […]

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Labelling the Disabling Podcast

Labelling the Disabling Podcast

August 24, 2020

Check out this podcast bought to you by The Disability Trust with awesome guest speakers. Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/2uodhRXuwPibpRZp740B0P Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/labelling-the-disabling/id1489114947  

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Flagstaff Fine Foods is now offering meals under NDIS plans

Flagstaff Fine Foods is now offering meals under NDIS plans

July 30, 2020

As a trusted NDIS provider, The Flagstaff Group is an approved provider for NDIS Core Supports for “Preparation and Meal Delivery” offering a delicious range of meals from Flagstaff Fine Foods. Click here for more information.

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Position Vacant – The Flagstaff Group

Position Vacant – The Flagstaff Group

July 2, 2020

The Flagstaff Group have lots of positions vacant! Check them out here: https://www.flagstaffgroup.com.au/about-us/jobs/      

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The Bumpy Road – Easy English Documents

The Bumpy Road – Easy English Documents

June 29, 2020

These Easy English fact sheets created by The Bumpy Road are a great resource for parents dealing with the child protection system. Click here for more information.  

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Greenacres – Position Vacant

Greenacres – Position Vacant

May 12, 2020

Greenacres are seeking applications for the position of Industrial Sewing Machinists. Applications for this role close 5pm, Wednesday 20 May 2020.

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Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability

Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability

April 21, 2020

The Department of Health has released a management and operational plan that focuses on people with disability to guide the health sector response to COVID-19. Click here for more information.

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The IDA needs your help!

The IDA needs your help!

March 23, 2020

The Illawarra Disability Alliance needs your help The Illawarra Disability Alliance (IDA) is asking the Illawarra community to do their bit to help protect the vulnerable within our community. We recognise the significant impact that COVID-19 could have on people […]

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NDIS Easy Read Guide to Coronavirus

NDIS Easy Read Guide to Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

The NDIS has produced an Easy Read guide for Coronavirus talking points. Click here to check it out.    

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Port Kembla Community Masterplan Presentation

Port Kembla Community Masterplan Presentation

February 12, 2020

We invite you to the Port Kembla Community Masterplan Presentation. Monday 17 February 2020, 4.30-6.00pm at 7-11 Flagstaff Road, Port Kembla. Click here for more information.

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Easy English Guide – Preparing for an emergency

Easy English Guide – Preparing for an emergency

January 21, 2020

The Australian Red Cross have produced a great Easy English guide for preparing for an emergency. https://www.redcross.org.au/getmedia/b9c93efd-6788-4115-b070-6e9714fa4ee7/Easy-English-Rediplan-accessible.pdf.aspx

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Season’s Greetings from the IDA

Season’s Greetings from the IDA

December 17, 2019

Wishing you a happy, healthy festive period from the Illawarra Disability Alliance members. For more information on our members click here.

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International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability

December 3, 2019

Today, 3 December, is International Day of People with Disability. To read, listen and watch inspirational stories visit the International Day of People with Disability website https://www.idpwd.com.au/

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IDA advocating for NDIS improvements

IDA advocating for NDIS improvements

November 4, 2019

The IDA have been busy advocating for improvements to the NDIS system and recently met with Stephen Jones MP and Sharon Bird MP to discuss two letters, one about the underspend on the NDIS and the other about transport issues. […]

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Temporary Transition Plan, NDIS

Temporary Transition Plan, NDIS

October 22, 2019

Representatives from the Illawarra Disability Alliance recently met with Stephen Jones MP to express their concerns about the impact of government changes to Temporary Transition Plan provisions. The NDIS introduced the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) from 1 July 2019 in […]

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IDA members meet with Minister Gareth Ward

IDA members meet with Minister Gareth Ward

September 12, 2019

A wide variety of topics were covered when Gareth Ward, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, met with members of the Illawarra Disability Alliance on Friday 30 August 2019. The discussions included the pressure points where NDIS meets NSW […]

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Your Voice Your Choice Conference

Your Voice Your Choice Conference

September 5, 2019

The Disability Trust will be hosting the Your Voice Your Choice Self Advocacy Conference for people with a disability, parents and carers, and service providers on 14 and 15 October 2019 at Novotel Northbeach. The theme is choice and control […]

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Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics

Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics

September 1, 2019

Essential Employment and Training are proud to host the Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics on 24 October 2019 from 10am to 2pm at Beaton Park in Wollongong. Each year this event attracts hundreds of participants from Metropolitan Sydney, Southern NSW, the […]

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International Day of People with Disability – 3 December 2019

International Day of People with Disability – 3 December 2019

August 12, 2019

The 2019 International Day of People with Disability (3 December) is fast approaching. Event registrations are now open on the International Day of People with Disability website. Events big or small can help break down barriers and promote inclusiveness. If […]

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Hundreds rally to Make NDIS Work

Hundreds rally to Make NDIS Work

April 1, 2019

Hundreds of supporters attended rallies in Wollongong and Nowra on Friday 3 May as part of the NDIS Day of Action. The way the NDIS is being delivered means it’s not yet working for everyone. Participants face complex processes, many […]

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NDIS Rally

NDIS Rally

March 1, 2019

We are calling on the community to support our disability providers at the NDIS Make It Work Rally. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises a brighter future for thousands of Australians but that promise is falling short. Complicated planning processes, lots […]

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