Brought to you by the Australian Association of Gerontology(AAG) in partnership with the University of Adelaide, the Eastern Collaborative Project, COTA and supported by Helping Hand.
You are invited to attend this most informative seminar presented by visiting international speaker Professor Anthea Tinker.
- When: 28 May 2013
- Time: 3 till 5pm followed by refreshments
- Where: Helping Hand Chapel Room, Cnr Fosters Road and East Parkway, NORTHGATE 5085
Free for AAG Members
$30 for Non-Members
$10 for Students/Concession Non-Members
Led by the Institute for Gerontology at King’s College London, the large Grandparenting in Europe study highlights an emerging childcare crisis particularly in the UK, as grandparents pick up childcare duties whilst parents work. Yet the pressure on grandparents to stay in work themselves as the pension age rises beyond 65, coupled with patchy and expensive formal childcare means more working parents will be unable to make work pay says Grandparents Plus.
Professor Anthea Tinker will present findings from this international study which has striking similarities with the social and political fabric of Australia. This is an important presentation for all grandparents and service providers, and will suggest ways we can offer support and services to this growing group of informal carers.
Professor Anthea Tinker, Professor of Social Gerontology, King’s College, London, UK
Anthea Tinker has been Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College London since 1988. She has been a Consultant to the WHO, EU and OECD. She has undertaken a wide range of research in the field of social policy specialising in gerontology. She is the author or co-author of 32 books and over 300 articles and book chapters.
She was awarded the CBE in 2000 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was one of the ‘Women of the Year’ in 2002. She was elected a fellow of the British Society of Gerontology in 2008 and awarded the Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2010.
Registration is available in a number of ways via the AAG webpage. Click here to visit the page and register.
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Training and Evaluation for Change (TEC)
Towards a Better Life
An exploration of the Social Role Valorisation framework
with regard to people who are marginalised
Dates & Times
Thursday & Friday
June 27th & 28th 2013
Registration 8.15 am
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Interested in learning about the theory of Social Role Valorisation?
The workshop examines how the acquisition of valued roles can contribute to changed societal perceptions and strengthen the likelihood that people with a devalued status will get a better life. The core themes and principles of SRV will be explored through presentations, exercises and discussion.
The two-day workshop is designed to assist participants to:
Understand social devaluation and the impact and consequences for people with disabilities, aged people and other marginalised groups;
Learn about SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation;
Gain clarity of personal values in regard to issues of devaluation and one’s personal service to people who are devalued; and
Strengthen, support and confirm one’s commitment, stand and purpose to individuals who are wounded by devaluation.
Who is this workshop for?
“Towards a Better Life” is designed for participants from a range of Government, non-Government and community or consumer sectors (disability, aged care, mental health, etc). This will include support workers, coordinators, managers, members of management committees, family members, people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, aged people and advocates.
Participants should be people who are looking for ways of meeting the real needs of marginalised people, resulting in a better life, and who are interested in understanding more about Social Role Valorisation.
Why this workshop is a good underpinning for person centred work and self direction/consumer directed care.
While these approaches have many positive features, their application will be enriched if they are underpinned by a consciousness-raising, values-engaging empirical theory such as SRV. In the absence of a solid theoretical and practice framework, the danger is that these approaches will be superficially adopted, leading to more struggles in the pursuit of better lives for vulnerable individuals.
Jane Sherwin is a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s. She is a member of the Australian & New Zealand SRV Group. Based as a consultant in Queensland, Jane has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities and older people since the late 1970s, in government and community services as an occupational therapist, manager, lecturer, and organisational change manager. She now works as a teacher, mentor, evaluator, co-creator of better lives and writer.
Other guest presenters will co-present with Jane.
Dates & Times
Thursday & Friday
June 27th & 28th 2013
Registration 8.15 am
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
(includes morning and afternoon tea & lunch)
$295 full fee registration (GST exempt)
$130 for people with a disability, older people and parents (if not supported by an organisation to attend) and full-time students. (GST exempt)
Somerton Surf Life Saving Club
Crn Repton Road & the Esplanade
Event Organiser: Jayne.Barrett@clp-sa.org.au
0408 550 123
Here is a link to the flyer, with the registration form.
As always the last Thursday of the month is the day for the SOUNDWAVES FREE COMMUNITY EVENT.
The Thursday May 30th event features :-
THE SINGING MAGPIES, THE SOUNDWAVES JOIN IN JAM SESSION, AND THE TEXETTES.
What a great line up.
See you all at
Prospect Town Hall
126 Prospect Road
11am till 2pm
Tony and Jane
Tony Doyle Visions
08 8232 4554
Autism SA is proud to host the DisabilityCare Australia (The National Disability Insurance Scheme) Forum on Wednesday 1 May 2013, commencing at 10:00am at the Morphettville Racecourse, Panasonic Pavilion.
We encourage families of children aged 0-14 years who will be a part of the DisabilityCare Australia launch site over the next three years to join us on the day. It’s a great opportunity to hear updates on implementation, meet DisabilityCare Australia staff and have all your questions answered. Autism SA will also facilitate focus groups following the forum to get your thoughts and ideas on future service options.
10.00am – Arrival Morning Tea (provided)
10.30am -12.30pm – Information Forum
12.30pm – 1.00pm – Lunch (provided)
1.00pm – 2.30pm – Focus Groups (optional)
To assist in preparing for the focus groups we encourage attendees to email questions and suggestions through to email@example.com.
To register for the forum please visit: www.disabilitycareaustraliaforum.eventbrite.com.au
For further information, please call the Autism SA Info Line on 1300 288 476 or visit www.autismsa.org.au.
The Adelaide Disability & Ageing Expo is on again – August 16!
The Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) is the proud host of the Annual Disability and Ageing Expo. The Adelaide expo, run every August, provides a wealth of the latest information, products and services available to those who are ageing or living with a disability, their families, friends and carers. The Disability and Ageing Expo also provides an excellent opportunity for service providers to network with each other and promote products and services to potential clients and develop brand awareness with the general public.
For enquiries please contact:
DIRC Marketing & Event Coordinator
T: 08 8236 0575 M: 0411 896 010 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this study happening at the Social Policy Research Centre, researchers are speaking with both young people with disabilities and their siblings without disabilities about their experiences of disability during young adulthood and how these affect their sibling relationships.
If either you or your brother or sister have a disability and you are both aged 15 to 25, you can participate via an interview or your own response to a few key questions that you send in via a format of your choice. Accessibility and communication supports are available.
Interviews are happening in Adelaide between November 5 and 11, 2012. To take part, see http://www.siblingsanddisability.com or contact Ariella Meltzer on (02) 9385 3747 or email@example.com.
The Adelaide City Council’s Sponsorship, Grants and Incentives Scheme 2012/13 Round 1 opened on Monday 5th March 2012.
Go to the following address to get the most up to date information on the 2012/13 program, including the Handbook and also Applications forms – www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/council/programs.
The contact details for each program are listed on the website, so if you have an exciting idea for a program or event in the City, please direct them to the most appropriate Officer.