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23 Jul, 2020

VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update focussing on LGBTIQ+ on YouTube

July 23rd, 2020|

The VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update focussing on LGBTIQ+ on Thursday 23 July can now be watched on our YouTube channel here.

Join us to hear from the following speakers:
– Ro Allen, Gender & Sexuality Commissioner
– Joe Ball, CEO, Switchboard Victoria
– Simon Ruth, CEO, Thorne Harbour Health

The session was facilitated by Rita Lang, CEO Bridges Connecting Communities and VTCTA Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer

Questions and any queries please contact Suzanne on info@vtcta.org.au or 0438 780 911.

16 Jul, 2020

VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update focussing on LGBTIQ

July 16th, 2020|

VTCTA hosts it next COVID-19 Sector Update focussing on LGBTIQ+ on Thursday 23 July at 10.30am.

Join us to hear from the following speakers:
– Ro Allen, Gender & Sexuality Commissioner
– Joe Ball, CEO, Switchboard Victoria
– Simon Ruth, CEO, Thorne Harbour Health

The session will be facilitated by Rita Lang, CEO Bridges Connecting Communities and VTCTA Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer

Webinar registration via Zoom or watch on YouTube live.

Questions and any queries please contact Suzanne on info@vtcta.org.au or 0438 780 911.

7 Jul, 2020

Upcoming VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Updates

July 7th, 2020|

VTCTA has 3 more fortnightly COVID-19 sessions arranged as follows:

Thursday 9 July at 10.30am

Speakers:

The session will be facilitated by Jadie Hunter, Team Leader, Community Programs, Australian Red Cross – Victoria and VTCTA Committee Member.

Questions ahead of the day are encouraged and there will be time to discuss the implications of border closers and postcode lockdowns for impacted organisations.

Webinar registration here or watch on YouTube live here.

Thursday 23 July at 10.30am with a focus on LGBTIQ+

Speakers:

The session will be facilitated by Rita Lang, CEO Bridges Connecting Communities and VTCTA Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer

Webinar registration here or watch on YouTube live here.

Thursday 6 August at 10.30am

Speakers:

The session will be facilitated by Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, CEO Eastern Volunteers, VTCTA and ACTA Committee Member

Webinar registration here or watch on YouTube live here.

Questions and any queries please contact Suzanne on info@vtcta.org.au or 0438 780 911.

Recordings of the sessions are available through our YouTube Channel.

12 Jun, 2020

YouTube and COVID-19 Sector Updates

June 12th, 2020|

VTCTA has a new YouTube channel so you can watch the VTCTA COVID-19 Sector update from 11 June with our fantastic speakers here:

– Sue Leitch, MoAgeing BPharm GAICD, CEO COTA (Council On The Ageing) Tasmania
– Marnie O’Loughlin, Transport Manager, Eastern Volunteers
– Lee Barker, Manager Volunteer Resource Services, Eastern Volunteers
– Sarah Yeates, CEO, Caladenia Dementia Care

Our next session is on Thursday 25 June and you can see details here.  Speakers will include:

– Madeline Severini, Community Transport Team Leader, St John Ambulance Victoria
– Adj. Assoc. Professor Alan Eade ASM, Chief Paramedic Officer, Safer Care Victorian Government
– more to be confirmed

Please also feel free to send through questions in advance to info@vtcta.org.au.

To attend the webinar on Thursday 25 June at 10.30am please register in advance here.

4 Jun, 2020

COVID-19 Sector Update – 11 June 2020

June 4th, 2020|

The next VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update is on Thursday 11 June at 10.30am.

Our presenters are:

  • Sue Leitch MoAgeing BPharm GAICD, CEO COTA Tasmania
  • Marnie O’Loughlin, Transport Manager, Eastern Volunteers
  • Lee Barker, Manager Volunteer Resource Services, Eastern Volunteers
  • Sarah Yeates, CEO, Caladenia. Sarah will be speaking about general issues for Social Support Groups as they re-open

Please also feel free to send through questions in advance to info@vtcta.org.au.

To attend the webinar on Thursday 11 June at 10.30am please register in advance here.

26 May, 2020

COVID-19 Sector Update on Recovery – 28 May 2020

May 26th, 2020|

The next special VTCTA COVID-19 Sector Update webinar focussed on Recovery as we move out of the Response period will be open to not only VTCTA members but other people and organisations connected with Community Transport.

Our presenters are:

  • Andrew Brick, Red Cross Victoria, Acting State Bushfire Recovery Lead & Drought Recovery Programs Coordinator – Gippsland (Victoria)
  • Emma King, VCOSS CEO
  • Lyndon Stevenson, CEO Community Transport Services Tasmania and Chair ACTA and VTCTA

Please also feel free to send through questions in advance to info@vtcta.org.au.

To attend the webinar on Thursday 28 May at 10.30am please register in advance here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_61jtpfE5Q3WhkpTZV6eAwg

14 May, 2020

COVID-19 Sector Update webinar speakers for 21 May 2020

May 14th, 2020|

VTCTA are continuing to hold fortnightly COVID-19 Sector Update webinars for members.

We have three fantastic speakers at the next session on Thursday 21 May.

– Scott Miller, CEO of Volunteering Victoria

Scott has been the Chief Executive of Volunteering Victoria for nearly two years. Previously, Scott was the Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand. Scott’s current focus is on supporting Victoria’s volunteer-involving organisations to recover sustainably and safely from the COVID-19 crisis.

– Professor John Catford

A Professor of Public Health for over thirty years and has held senior academic and health service management positions in Australia and the UK, and with the World Health Organisation. Current appointments include Public Health Specialist Adviser, COVID Pandemic Response, Victorian Government; Professor Emeritus, Deakin University; Consultant Emeritus, Epworth HealthCare; Chair, Academic Board, Cairnmillar Institute; Chair, Editorial Board, Health Promotion International; Governor, Windermere Foundation; and Director, Eve Learning. He understands how community, health and educational organisations work and how to transform them into new higher levels of performance.

– Dale Park, Regional Diversity Advisor, Eastern Sector Development Team

If you are a VTCTA member and haven’t registered already, get in touch via info@vtcta.org.au for details.

12 May, 2020

SACS and ERO

May 12th, 2020|

SACS and ERO

A most welcomed announcement was received on 8 May on the future of SACS funding under the CHSP.

The Social and Community Services (SACS) supplement is scheduled to cease on 30 June 2021. The SACS supplement helped cover the cost of essential home support care staff and its cessation will result in a shortfall of funding for some CHSP providers.

To assist these CHSP providers, the department has agreed to increase the ongoing base funding of all SACS-eligible CHSP providers in 2021-22. The cost to cover the shortfall will be approximately $50 million per annum.

The department will decide how to allocate the funds over the coming months. Payments will be made in financial year 2021-22.

Only CHSP providers who are currently eligible for the SACS supplement will be eligible for this funding.

This issue was taken up by ACTA and VTCTA and we have been lobby hard for this decision. This is a great outcome for the sector.

Lyndon Stevenson, Chair of VTCTA and ACTA.

12 May, 2020

State of Volunteering Report survey

May 12th, 2020|

Volunteering Victoria is undertaking a State of Volunteering Report survey for volunteer-involving organisations.

Does your organisation engage volunteers to achieve your vision? Are you based in Victoria, Australia? We are looking for your input to contribute to the first ever State of Volunteering Report in Victoria.

The research will help to better understand what is happening in the sector and highlight the value that volunteering contributes to our economy and communities.

Survey close: COB Thursday 28 May

Take this quick and easy survey below.

https://www.volunteeringvictoria.org.au/advocacy-policy-research/stateofvolunteering/

7 May, 2020

VTCTA Member COVID-19 Sector Update Meetings

May 7th, 2020|

VTCTA is holding fortnightly COVID-19 Sector update meetings for members. Over 60% of members have attendance the sessions and so far we have had speakers from the following:

  • Western District Health Service,
  • Community Transport Services Tasmania,
  • Eastern Volunteers,
  • Sunassist Volunteer Helpers Inc,
  • Nillumbik Shire Council,
  • Redcross Victoria and
  • Bridges Connecting Communities.

The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday 21 May, get in touch via info@vtcta.org.au if you are a member and wish to register.