One2One Grapevine – March 2020

Vale Helen Francis

We are deeply saddened to announce that One2One consumer Helen Francis passed away unexpectedly at home on 18 February. Helen was a well known and much loved member of our One2One community. She was a friendly, smiling, social butterfly and will be sadly missed by her support staff, friends and family as well as everyone in the One2One team.

Go in peace Helen.

Vale Maria Mack

One2One would like to offer our sincere condolences to our first ever consumer Bill and his family.

Bill’s beautiful mum Maria tragically passed away on 21 February. A loving and devoted advocate for Bill, Maria also donated many hours of volunteer service to One2One as a board member between 2014 – 2017. Maria will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation

How can community organisations keep pace and rediscover their role in this complex, uncertain environment?

Befriend’s experiences over the last two weeks have given them great insight, first hand, into some of the challenges community partners are facing.

On the fly, they rapidly responded to the situation, making significant changes to their operating model in the interests of community wellbeing. As a team, they quickly moved beyond ‘response’ to ‘regeneration,’ stepping up to the task at hand to nurture social & community connectedness in creative new ways at a critical time. They’re journaling the experience, ‘working out loud’ as they navigate difficult decisions and unearth new approaches amidst this climate. 

they’ll be sharing these experiences in chapters every two weeks to help offer insights into how they’re collaborating with others to pioneer new possibilities for supporting connection, and what they’re learning. Chapter 1 is here. Visit Befriend online for more of their stuff. 

NDIS Parent and Carer Training Catalogue OUT NOW

DDWA’s latest catalogue outlining available training courses to register for. 

View the Catalogue

Click here to register

Spread the word about ‘Our Place’

Our Place is by and for women, girls (aged 15 years and above), feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability.

Our Place exists because women and girls with disability asked for it. Women with disability themselves have been actively involved in every stage of the development of the website.

It covers topics such as – life choices, leadership, your body, your rights, safety and breaks down what is violence.

You can also download a short book About Our Place here.

Help shape the NDIS Workforce Capability Framework

A Workforce Capability Framework is currently being developed for the NDIS. This will set out the behaviours that should be demonstrated when working with people with a disability.

They want to hear from a range of people from the NDIS sector including:

  • NDIS participants
  • Workers (including sole traders) in the sector 
  • Organisations providing services to NDIS participants 
  • Human resources and learning and development leaders 
  • Sector experts and peak bodies 

You are being invited to share your thoughts and experiences through a survey and/or an interview.

Read more or Register here

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information in Different Languages

By Ethnolink Language Services

Ethnolink is a group of specialised community translators who work with NAATI certified translators to bring you important information. They have collected a library of resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in a range of languages, so that every Australian can access information in their preferred language.

Follow this link to gain access to resources about COVID-19 in over 50 different languages.

Easy Read Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Here is a short guide on how to protect yourself from the spread of the virus.

NDIS Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

How the NDIS are helping their participants stay safe and well.

This easy guide includes helpful tips on the following:

  • About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • If you don’t have a plan yet
  • Changing the way you manage your plan
  • Changing your budget
  • Cancellations
  • Other information channels

Your Guide to Superannuation during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

This fact sheet addresses changes introduced by the Federal Government on 22 March 2020 and other important information.

Such as:

  • Easier access to the JobSeeker Payment
  • Early release of superannuation
  • Temporarily reduced minimum drawdown rates
    for retirees.

Income Support for Individuals 

The Australian Government is providing support for individuals to assist them during the next six months in response to Coronavirus.

See if you are eligible by downloading their fact sheet.

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