We continue to connect and support partners and are adapting work to use new technologies, while continuing to investigate new and better ways of working.
At home with...
Community Member, Forest Hill Dementia Friendly Community group. Joan’s husband Reynolds was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.
I suggest not taking life for granted, but taking each day with gratitude - for family, work and the skill and strength to do it, for music, books and friends, and a sense of curiosity that keeps me learning.
National and Regional News
Eastern Volunteers Covid-19 Response
Eastern Volunteers is establishing a volunteer bank comprised of both volunteers and paid staff who can no longer work in their roles. We will co-ordinate with Council's emergency management teams and assist them to deliver vital services to those who are isolated and vulnerable in our community. For information on this program and to see whether your organisation can participate either by supplying staff and volunteers who are no longer involved with you in person or by providing us with information on programs that you need to continue. Lee.Barker@easternvolunteers.org.au 0419 092 155
Launch of Our Place
Women with Disabilities Australia has launched a new website for women and girls with disability called Our Place. The website provides accessible, inclusive and relevant information to women and girls with disability across Australia.
Covid-19 Resources Page on The Well
Key Covid-19 resources and links have been added to The Well to support our partners in their work.
TFER signs the Equity and COVID-19 Joint Statement
This week over 50 organisations and partnerships, including TFER, committed to gender equity signed onto a Joint Statement on Gender Equity & Covid19, calling for State and Federal Government to recognise the unique impact of the disaster on women and gender diverse people. GEN VIC worked in partnership with many organisations from across the state and country who have concerns about the the virus' exponential impact on gains in gender equality. The Joint Statement includes Ten Things Governments Should Do Now to ensure a gender lens on pandemic response and recovery.
Australian Communities Foundation: COVID-19 National Funding Platform
Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are encouraging non-profit organisations to register their funding needs as they relate to COVID-19 so that Australian philanthropic funders can connect with and support the important work underway to tackle the pandemic and protect our communities.