Carer Support Meetings Calendar 2017

2017 dates for Together Linking Carers meetings are now available for you to add to your diary.

If you haven’t attended a meeting like this before, then now is the time to start.
It’s a group run by carers, for carers, so it’s all about you and what you want to discuss. It’s also about caring for carers.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 19 April from 6.30-7.30pm

—at our office at 44-46 Mandarin Street.

To book, click here, or call us on 9722 5200

 

International Women’s Day

 

Today is International Women’s Day and we are being asked to #BeBoldForChange.

So to mark this important day for women, our Strong Families, Strong Communities team and Villawood Senior Citizens Volunteers got together for a #IWD lunch at the Villawood Senior Citizens Centre.

Members of the Villawood community joined group leaders and members of the Vietnamese, Arabic and Craft Groups supported by Woodville Alliance to celebrate all the strong women in the room.

We had discussions about strong women who had had major influences in our lives, the value of women and how we could all play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women.  In other words: women supporting women!

#BeBoldForChange was a major topic of discussion and women in the room discussed what it all means to them.  The lunch gathering ended on a sweet note with handmade purple cupcakes, made by our very own Strong Minds Team Manager.

Meanwhile, staff across Woodville Alliance came together at our Fairfield office to hear from our CEO Pam Batkin about how far women have come but how much more there is to be done!

Much will be written today about women and this year’s celebration,  but for now, we share with you some inspirational quotes by women for women.

The disAbility Services Friday Night Disco goes off!

Last Friday night we held the first ever FRIDAY NIGHT DISCO!

 

It was a great night enjoyed by all, with lots of dancing, singing and catching up with friends.

We hope to see you all there at the next Disco!

 

It was also an opportunity to farewell Suzanne.
We wish her all the best and know that we were very lucky to have her as part of the Woodville Alliance disAbility Services team.

 

Stay tuned for the next Disco date – please let us know if you are interested by calling Karisha on 9722 5200.

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You will also be kept up-to-date with other events and activities.

Caring for someone with a disability? Support is here

Support for a person they care for is typically the first priority of carers, according to Carers NSW. But what about the carers themselves? Our disAbility Services team asked our families what they wanted and this is what they said…

Families are in the process of transitioning to the NDIS. And that means lots of change, new ways of doing things, new information.

For some people, it is a case of analysis paralysis – too much choice, which becomes a burden. With so much information available, knowing where to access it can be overwhelming.

Families told us they wanted a way to meet others going through similar experiences to them. So we helped to make it happen. We organised NDIS Workshops, so carers of people with a disability who attend our programs could get the facts they needed about the NDIS…and meet other families.

Now we have partnered with families and carers to create a carer support group. After two meetings the carers decided to call the group Together Linking Carers (TLC).

A disAbility Services parent runs TLC, with support from Woodville Alliance. The group may grow in the future, to include alternative meeting times and locations, but for now, TLC meets monthly.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 15 March from 6.30-7.30pm

To book, click here, or call us on 9722 5200