Forum 2: Driving Long-Term Change – Australia's Response to Elder Abuse
This forum will discuss what Australia has achieved and what more must be done to end elder abuse since the Australian Law Reform Commission’s “Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response” report was released in June 2017, and the release of the Commonwealth’s “National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-2023” in March 2019. The webinar is the second in the Walk the Talk Forum Series 2021. These important conversations will continue in the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference in Hobart in February next year.
Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?
In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.
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.
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.
International panel of LGBTIQ+ activists and leaders.
Influential international panel of guests join upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference.
Guests include, Sarah McBride, Louisa Wall, Rory O’Neill, Eloise Stonbourgh and will be chaired by Australia’s very own Julie McCrossin.
Join us for the première of this pre-recorded panel discussing global events, COVID-19, LGBTIQ+ rights and wedge politics followed by an online facilitated conversation and networking session for conference participants at 2pm (AEST) Thursday 22 April.
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