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Building Better Mental Health Services Together
“When you live with a mental health condition, it’s good to be valued and considered as a decision-maker.”  Cate is a member of
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Short Term Accommodation
Under the NDIS respite is known as Short-Term Accommodation.  Planned Short-Term Respite can be a fantastic experience for people with a disability; offering opportunities
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Volunteering at The Great Stupa
Joe volunteers at The Great Stupa.   Joe contributed to the construction of a large lantern called “Burning the Bad” for
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Creative Links
Members of Creative Links are trying out new activities and meeting new people.   Volunteering at a home for older people; attending
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Creative Moves
Described by Australian theatre industry leaders as having ‘what it takes to be a professional theatre company’, Bendigo’s CreateAbility Performance
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Communication Training Makes a Difference
Outcomes for two men with intellectual disability following communication support training for their workers. Authors: Meg Irwin & Tara Sheridan
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Social Connections for Aging Well
Golden City Support Services is a My Aged Cared provider supporting older people and people with dementia and their families.
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Catching up for lunch every Friday
Elaine looks forward to Friday lunch.  Not only does she enjoy skipping cooking, she catches up with her friends. The
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David is one of over 100 volunteers at Uniting AgeWell.  He started volunteering with the support of Creative Links, a
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Find out something new
Wayne’s advice to anyone who is invited to try something new is; “Give it a go.”  He never knew that he could
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Doing Business
Melissa Gordon-Cooke’s small business “Mels Munchies” has been operating for several years now.   One of Mel’s favourite parts of any workday is counting
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Ross sailing on Lake Weeroona with Sailability. He is making choices in his life with his NDIS plan.
Choice to change
It happens to all of us – sometimes the same routine stops giving us challenges and meaning, and we are
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A Slow Cooker Made it Easy
Cooking has always been difficult for Ivan. “It wasn’t easy to learn how to cook,” he said. “Until I purchased
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Cooking To Share
Tam’s housemate Paula inspired her to start cooking. “When I came around for a sleepover she was baking,” says Tam,
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Confident to Try Something New
Justin is growing in his confidence. Justin is a young man with a disability who is supported at his regular
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Colin at Aldi speaking Auslan Golden City Support Services
Shopping and Auslan
Can you imagine going shopping without being able to ask anyone a question, or hear his or her answer? Communication
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Expand Your Impact event supported by Golden City Support Services
Make A Change Australia is an organisation dedicated to supporting local community leaders, social entrepreneurs and anyone wanting to make
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Createability workshopping ideas for their up and coming 2018 production Dendron
2018 is a big year for createAbility
CreateAbility is recognised in the program of activities for the Regional Centre for Culture 2018. This program highlights and promotes
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Robbie OBrien at Creative Links with his art work
Creative Links and Communication
Creative Links takes place every weekday and aims to build the capacity of individuals in finding their interests and as
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Lee-Ellen at Bendigo Taxis with Creative Links
Where could your could your interest lead?
Creative Links explores what people are interested in and connects them with people and opportunities that extend those interests. Lee-Ellen
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A story of how working together the Bendigo Library and Golden City Support Services enhanced the community's inclusion
How to be inclusive
In a world dominated by screens and social media, libraries are the architecture of community connection. “We have dramatically transformed
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Care for your mental health
Your mental health is important. “How each of us care for our mental health is different,” says Ian McLean CEO
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Love and Blindness Create the Future
One of the best stories of innovation and designing for the future I know is about a blind Contessa and
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Tips to Stay Connected
George had played billiards for years and was a bit sick of it. A friend suggested, “I think you should
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The Garden is the Place to Connect
At the base of Victoria Hill, in Energetic Street you will find the Long Gully Community Garden. Fruit and vegies
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Gary LaVigna is the Clinical Director of the Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis recently presenting at Golden City Support Services
Positive Behaviour Support Training
Golden City Support Services makes a difference in people’s lives. “We are proud to have the skills of positive behaviour
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Meet me at the gallery at the Bendigo Art Gallery with Golden City Support Services
Create A Fresh Outlook
It was later in life that Jan first got to truly do what she loves, painting. “I remember my introduction
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Bec Davies
The Essential Ingredients for the Best Home Cooked Meals
“Every time I serve up my cooking I feel a buzz. I feel so pleased that I have done it
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The NDIS generates economic benefits for Bendigo
The Economic Benefits of the NDIS in Victoria
National Disability Services and Every Australian Counts have released a paper in 2017 showing the potential scale of the economic
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Glenn and Jon connect to community and the environment with Golden City Support Services
Taradale Community Trees
Have you noticed by the side of the road or on vacant blocks old neglected fruit trees? Jon and Glenn
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Going to the movies with Golden City Support Services
Life is better with friends
What is not to love about escaping into a film with popcorn or a choc-top at the local cinema? Going
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Learning from older people who are socially connected
Importance of social relationships Social relationships are important for people’s quality of life. It is not just that being part
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