Community Collective Sector

Welcome to the Community Collective Sector Updates for September  2016
Care ACT has a great opportunity for Illawarra Cares and their care recipients (65+) 
Respite Retreat Specially for Illawarra Carers
Application Form

Scholarship supporting women to participte in buisness and on boards

Australian Ageing Agenda
Australian Ageing Agenda - Inclusive Neighbourhoods and other articles
Australian Ageing Agenda  -Preparing for Choice in Residential Aged Care 

FACS Updates
FACS _ Client Data Collection  
FACS -Quarterly Payment Information
FACS - Service Portal Information

The Health Department
Department of Health- Deadline for Workforce Census 23rd September 2016
Department of Health - Additional Service Fees 
The Department of Health - Aged Care Financing 

NDS Updates
NDS - My Portal Problems


Disability Council NSW

The Disability Council NSW is the official advisory body to the NSW Government. The purpose of the Council is to provide the Minister for Disability Services and NSW Government with independent advice on matters that affect people with disability in NSW.

Stop Announcer (NSW) - App

Transport for NSW Stop Announcer AppAn accessibility app designed for people with vision impairment has just been released to the Google Play store. Stop Announcer (NSW) is designed to help customers navigate their way on public transport. It has a clear, high-contrast display, and the app is designed to work with the Android accessibility feature, TalkBack. The app provides audio prompt alert announcements as customers arrive at bus stops, train stations, ferry wharves and light rail stops throughout NSW. For more information click here  

Rethink Respite

Supporting carers and people with dementia to use respite in the Illawarra Shoalhaven. The website provides a portal of information and resources for carers and people living with dementia in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. Rethink Respite are holding workshops for service providers of people living with dementia. Information is available here  icon image for PDF documents

NCOSS Ageing & Disability Update

View the latest eUpdates for a compilation of ageing and disability related news, publications, training and events in NSW and Australia for the social and community services sector.

Communities at Risk - FireWise - AIDER Program

Assistance for Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents - a one-off free service to reduce bush fire hazards. AIDER services may include: thinning vegetation, removing leaves, sticks and fallen branches, trimming branches from around an overhanging the home, Mowing or slashing long grass, cleaning gutters. An assessment of your property will be completed by Rural Fire Service staff. Advice will be given about completing your Bush Fire Survival Plan. All works are completed by Rural Fire Service teams. Information Brochure or go to RFS AIDER Program website

The Disability Trust

View the latest Your Voice, Your Choice newsletter plus more in the Disability Trust Newsletter Archive.


Logo for the Reusability organisation

   icon image for PDF documents  Brochure on recycle and reuse of second-hand mobility aids and equipment

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Mobile Apps & Digital Wallet Information

Express Plus mobile apps for Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support so that you can do your business with us on your mobile phone.

A Digital Wallet allows you to access your concession cards using your Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. To access real time concession entitlements on your Digital Wallet, you need to download the latest version of Express Plus Centrelink and use the side menu.

Companion Card NSW


icon image for PDF documents Affiliate Newsletter 2015 First Quarter 

We would like to extend a very big welcome to our new affiliates and our gratitude to our existing affiliates for their ongoing support of the Companion Card.

This edition features details of the Companion Card seminar, The new Companion Card website and more. As always, if you have any questions about the Companion Card, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 1800 893 044.

Apps for both People with Disability and People Living with Dementia

Link to Apps - 45 apps available

2017 NSW Seniors Card Discount Directory

The Discount Directory gives NSW Seniors Card members a year round guide to the best business discounts, services and information in their area.

The Directory is no longer delivered to households by direct mail. Instead seniors can pick up a copy from participating Australia post outlets, local councils and libraries, local Member of Parliament offices and community centres. The Directory is also available to download on the NSW Seniors Card website.

Seniors Card is a free government program that gives members access to the Gold Opal transport concessions as well as discounts from thousands of participating businesses.

To join, you must be:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • A permanent resident of NSW
  • Working 20 hours or less per week, averaged over a year.

If you're not already a member, you can join by calling 13 77 88.

To view the Directory and find discounts near you visit www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au

Seniors Card photo Ita Buttrose