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By RiG | Mon, 07/03/2016 | Regional News
The Getting Gippsland Active Newsletter showcases opportunities in the six Gippsland local government areas for people in Gippsland to get active.  They provide information on activities in local areas that are either free or low cost.  Editions are available each term for Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Coast and Wellington areas.  Click on Gippsland Active to get to the Newsletter, then select your area.


By RiG | Wed, 04/11/2015 | For Carers

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, and will roll out across Victoria from June 2016.

What is ACD Connect?

ACD Connect is a FREE Peer Support Network for families seeking to manage their own supports and make the most of the NDIS to go beyond traditional disability pathways.

Monthly peer meetings will provide opportunities for you to meet other families and share experiences.

By RiG | Fri, 16/10/2015 | For Carers

The Gippsland carers support group is held at monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. To find out more details, call Melissa, Carer Mentor Carers Place Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9.00am and 4.00pm on 03 5133 3343.

Time:       10am - 12noon
Location: Friends Room
                Regional Gallery Morwell
By RiG | Thu, 08/10/2015 | Event

To celebrate Social Inclusion Week and International Day of People with a Disability, come along to Come and Try day! You will be able to try out a range of activities such as: 

By RiG | Thu, 01/10/2015 | For Carers

National Carers Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the contribution of unpaid carers. To celebrate why not take a break and take part in one of the many events taking place! You can search for event in your area by visiting the National Carers Week website and using the Find An Event function.

Keep an eye out on the Respite East News and Events page for details of events in the Gippsland region.

By RiG | Thu, 24/09/2015 | Disability in the News

The Australian Government signed agreements with the NSW and Victorian governments for the full roll out of the NDIS across the two states.

Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

By RiG | Thu, 17/09/2015 | For Carers

Transition to primary school can be a daunting time for parents and children. This collaborative workshop for parents and school transition teams is designed to promote a shared understanding of the student and exploration of strategies for a success transition to primary school.

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: South Gippsland Specialist School, Leongatha

By RiG | Thu, 17/09/2015 | Event

As part of social inclusion week Interchange Gippsland Young Adult Service would like to invite all to attend an afternoon of gaming. Come try – PC, Xbox, board games and more!

Date: Thursday 26th November
Time: 12noon – 3pm
Location: Wonthaggi Library,
Murray Street Wonthaggi, 3995
Contact: Sarah Cantwell on 1300 736 765

By RiG | Thu, 10/09/2015 | For Carers
Featured Articles: MP Calls for Funding for Gippsland Carer Association (GCA), NDIS Pricing, GCA Annual General Meeting and Forum and much more.
Please click on Gippsland Carer for the latest edition of the newsletter.


By RiG | Mon, 24/08/2015 | For Carers
Family Relationship Support for Carers is a state wide service providing counselling, mediation and future planning support for families caring for someone with a disability.
The Family Relationship Support for Carers (FRSC) service supports family members caring for someone with an intellectual, physical, neurological or sensory disability, autism spectrum disorder, acquired brain injury or mental illness.

Ph:1300 886 798
Email: respite [dot] gippsland [at] yooralla [dot] com [dot] au

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