Aged Care Training

The Healthy Communities Program at the QLD AIDS Council are pleased to announce their success in receiving funding from the Department of Social Services  to deliver FREE training for the Aged Care Sector.

 

The National LGBTI Aged Care Strategy and amendments to the Federal Anti Discrimination Legislation have come into effect and all aged care services will need to become inclusive of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities (LGBTI) to obtain future accreditation.

 

Ø  FREE LGBTI Aged Care Champion  Training for the Aged Care sector, supporting one champion in each aged care residential setting, day respite and community care service in 25 locations around the state, who will be the ‘go to’ person for staff support and organisational change regarding LGBTI issues.

 

This one day training is designed to:

 

Ø  Explore who the LGBTI communities are

 

Ø  Reflect on our own feelings towards this population group

 

Ø  Gain a greater understanding of what it is like to life as a marginalised group in Australia today.

 

Ø  Reflects on the current legislation surrounding discrimination

 

Ø  Reviews the current policy framework for the aged care sector

 

Ø  Reflects on the specific health issues facing our LGBTI seniors and how to cater to these needs

 

Ø  Introduces the concept of organisational inclusivity and also personal inclusivity This training is very interactive with a range of activities and exercises, case studies and DVD footage to introduce and explore this topic in a safe and nonjudgmental way. The focus is on organisational inclusivity, not personal or faith based beliefs.

 

To find out more information or to register for the training go http://www.qahc.org.au/lgbti-aged-care-training-register

 

The Free LGBTI Champions Training will be rolled out from July 2014 until June 2015, If you are an aged care service that may be able to offer a venue or for further information on how we can support your service,  please email Ricki Menzies at rmenzies@quac.org.au

 

Ricki Menzies | State Wide Training and Development Coordinator | Tue, Wed,Thurs.

 Healthy Communities Program | Queensland AIDS Council Inc.

P: 07 3017 1724 | F: 3852 5200 | M: 0409722208 www.quac.org.au I acknowledge the Jagera and Toorbul people on whose land I live and work, and pay my respects to elders past and present.

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Dates For November The Next Step Support Group Meetings

Please find attached a flyer for Novembers Meetings for The Next Step Support Group.

These meetings are open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

First and third Wednesday of the month

Starts 6pm on top of the Public Trust Office East Street 67 East Street, Unit 9

If you are running late and find the electric door locked please call Amanda on 0428841756

Free tea and coffee provided

Support Group Meeting

 

GTO AGM

PUBLIC NOTICE

Girls Time Out – Young Womens Support Service Inc. is committed to responding to the needs of young women in our community by providing support for their growth and human potential.

Our vision is to live in an equitable and culturally welcoming society where all young women are empowered and valued, experience respect and support, all underpinned by family values, and have access to human necessities such as education, affordable housing as well as peer and parenting support in order for them to achieve self-determination and complete family wellness.

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

A meeting to nominate persons for appointment to the Management Committee for Girls Time Out – Young Womens Support Service Inc.

for the term of one (1) year is to be held on:

Date: Thursday 27th November 2014                     Time: 12noon – 1.15pm

At: Girls Time Out – Young Womens Support Service Inc. office, 137 Musgrave Street Rockhampton Q4700

All current and new members are encouraged to attend this meeting. RSVP by Monday 24th November 2014.

For further enquiries please contact Girls Time Out – Young Womens Support Service Inc. on 4922 7236.

Anti-Discrimination Commission Qld videos

A recently released a video message calling on the Queensland community to stand united against acts of vilification, intimidation and racial and religious hatred.  I encourage victims and bystanders to report incidents to the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ) or the Police.  The video message can be accessed on the ADCQ YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/1sMN9zf).

ADCQ has now released a follow up video that provides practical tips for bystanders who may witness public acts of vilification and abuse.  We are encouraging all Queenslanders to view and share this video. It can be viewed on the ADCQ YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/127zsST) or Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1x6D3dh) and an accessible version will soon be available on ADCQ’s website (www.adcq.qld.gov.au).

Kevin Cocks AM, Commissioner

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland

Level 17, 53 Albert Street, Brisbane

07 3021 9101

www.adcq.qld.gov.au

 

Darumbal Community Youth Service Inc. AGM Notice

Darumbal Community Youth Service Inc. would like to announce that our AGM will be held at the DCYSI Office, 79b Bolsover Street, Rockhampton on 28 November 2014 at 12.00pm.

The agenda will include the election of Management Committee members; special resolutions for proposed Constitutional Amendments; the Audited Financial Statements (2013-14) and the President’s report.

We encourage all members to attend and participate on one of our Sub Committees or working parties.  If you are unable to attend, please complete the attached Proxy Form and return via email to admin@darumbal.org.au or drop into the office.

Proxy Form

If you are not a member but still want to be involved, new and renewing memberships are being endorsed at the AGM.  Please complete the online membership application and bring your membership fee of $5.50 along with you.

If you have any questions about membership, applying for a Committee position or anything else regarding the AGM, please contact me at the office on 4922 6180.

Thank you,

Nyoka Fetoa’i
CEO
Darumbal Community Youth Service, Inc.

FREE aged care training

The Healthy Communities Program at the QLD AIDS Council are pleased to announce their success in receiving funding from the Department of Social Services  to deliver FREE training for the Aged Care Sector.

The National LGBTI Aged Care Strategy and amendments to the Federal Anti Discrimination Legislation have come into effect and all aged care services will need to become inclusive of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities (LGBTI) to obtain future accreditation.

Ø  FREE LGBTI Aged Care Champion  Training for the Aged Care sector, supporting one champion in each aged care residential setting, day respite and community care service in 25 locations around the state, who will be the ‘go to’ person for staff support and organisational change regarding LGBTI issues.

This one day training is designed to:

Ø  Explore who the LGBTI communities are

Ø  Reflect on our own feelings towards this population group

Ø  Gain a greater understanding of what it is like to life as a marginalised group in Australia today.

Ø  Reflects on the current legislation surrounding discrimination

Ø  Reviews the current policy framework for the aged care sector

Ø  Reflects on the specific health issues facing our LGBTI seniors and how to cater to these needs

Ø  Introduces the concept of organisational inclusivity and also personal inclusivity This training is very interactive with a range of activities and exercises, case studies and DVD footage to introduce and explore this topic in a safe and nonjudgmental way. The focus is on organisational inclusivity, not personal or faith based beliefs.

To find out more information or to register for the training go http://www.qahc.org.au/lgbti-aged-care-training-register

The Free LGBTI Champions Training will be rolled out from July 2014 until June 2015, If you are an aged care service that may be able to offer a venue or for further information on how we can support your service,  please email Ricki Menzies at rmenzies@quac.org.au

Ricki Menzies | State Wide Training and Development Coordinator | Tue, Wed,Thurs.

Healthy Communities Program | Queensland AIDS Council Inc.

P: 07 3017 1724 | F: 3852 5200 | M: 0409722208 www.quac.org.au I acknowledge the Jagera and Toorbul people on whose land I live and work, and pay my respects to elders past and present.

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Community Conversation in Rockhampton – Wednesday 5 November

diversityDO YOU WANT an opportunity to share ideas and success stories on ways to build community harmony and to discuss local experiences, and for the Queensland Government to provide advice on reporting and complaint mechanisms for those who have experienced vilification or hostility related to race or religious tradition??  Then please register and come along next Wednesday for a Community Conversation, details below.

Cultural Diversity Queensland, in partnership with the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland and
Queensland Police Service, invite you to join us in a

Community Conversation 

in support of a Queensland where everybody belongs and where racism is not tolerated.

When: 12.30pm-2.00pm, Wednesday 5 November 2014

Where: ‘Fitzroy Room’, Rockhampton Library
230 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton

Registration: By Monday 3 November to cdq@datsima.qld.gov.au or 3405 3758.

Please advise of any dietary or access requirements when you register.

Feel free to invite other people along to the conversation, ensuring to register their attendance.

The conversation is an opportunity to share ideas and success stories on ways to build community harmony and to discuss local experiences, and for the Queensland Government to provide advice on reporting and complaint mechanisms for those who have experienced vilification or hostility related to race or religious tradition.