COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities
COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities.
National snapshot: As of 8:00am on 16 July 2021 there are 13 active cases of COVID-19 related to aged care.
Recognising the signs of elder abuse
Research shows when it comes to elder abuse, older women are most at risk. Worse, it’s often a family member who inflicts the abuse.
Latest statistics from the NSW Ageing and Disability Commission indicate 77 per cent of the almost 3000 reports it received in 2020 about people who were subject to, or at risk of, abuse, neglect and exploitation related to older people, most of whom were women.
Delivering Digital Skills For Groups
Our ‘Delivering Digital Skills Sessions for Groups’ webinar will give you hints and tips to get started wth your Be Connected program. This webinar is designed for organisations who are about to start their digital literacy program, or those wishing to learn more about tried and tested methods. We will explore how to plan and deliver your first group sessions using a ‘blended learning’ approach. Blended learning combines people and digital, allowing your learners to get the benefit of understanding and practising a new skill while knowing they’ve got someone to turn to if they need help.
Please choose only one webinar to attend.
May 13, 2021 – 2pm
June 3, 2021 – 2pm
June 24, 2021 – 2pm
CaptureIT Learner Management: Registrations & Reports
Learn about how to register learners and view reports using CaptureIT.
In this webinar, we will discuss how to manage your learners on CaptureIT, as well as the differences between the Learning Portal and CaptureIT.
Join us to become an expert on learner management through Be Connected programs.
Please choose only one webinar to attend.
May 6, 2021 – 2pm
May 27, 2021 – 2pm
June 17, 2021 – 2pm
Get Started - Introduction to Be Connected
Join this interactive webinar to learn about the Be Connected program. We will cover who our Network is, how they run their programs, as well as funding information, the support we provide and an overview of the websites/resources.
Please choose only one webinar to attend
April 29, 2021 – 2pm
May 20, 2021 – 2pm
June 10, 2021 – 2pm
Hairdressers are uniquely placed to respond to family violence, but is it ethical to ask them to?
A number of programs have emerged in Australia in recent years that aim to train salon workers to act as informal helpers around family violence and abuse. For example, in Victoria the Eastern Domestic Violence Service’s HaiR-3Rs program has been designed to train hair and other salon workers to recognise, respond to, and refer clients who disclose experiences of family violence. In Queensland, the Hairdressers with Hearts program has been launched to target both domestic violence and elder abuse.
Elder Abuse - Your family and your home
In this webinar we speak with a senior solicitor and social worker from the Legal Aid NSW Elder Abuse Service about elder abuse that can occur in the family and home. It's not uncommon for older people to find themselves sharing their home with an adult child. To fit with the Seniors Festival 2021 theme, 'In our Nature', we will explore emerging legal themes and challenges, particularly when an older person is sharing their home with an adult child and how community and support workers can help.
Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse
Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse.
The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse.
National Carers Week 2021
National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
There are over 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.
Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
This year, National Carers Week will be held from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 October 2021.
‘Know your rights’: A free webinar series on the complaints pathways available to carers
This free webinar series outlines the rights carers have when accessing a range of services with or on behalf of the person they care for. Rights that can be upheld through formal complaints pathways are the focus.
The webinars will take place monthly from February 2021 using Zoom, with both video and audio-only connection options available. Registration is now open for the following sessions:
1. What rights do carers have? Wed 17 February 2021, 12-1pm
2. What can carers do about issues with aged care services? Wed 17 March 2021, 12-1pm
3. What can carers do about issues with disability services? Wed 14 April 2021, 12-1pm
4. What can carers do about issues with health care services? Wed 19 May 2021 12-1pm
5. What can carers do about issues with mental health services? Wed 16 June 2021, 12-1pm
6. What can carers do about issues with Centrelink?
Wed 14 July 2021, 12-1pm
7. What can carers do about issues with paid work?
Wed 18 August 2021, 12-1pm
8. What can carers do about financial issues?
Wed 15 September 2021, 12-1pm