1st April 2017
April 2017 calendar now online

Kempsey Regional Support's latest printer friendly PDF calendar is now online.

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1st December 2016
Kempsey Regional Support Integrates with Ability Options

Leading National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider Ability Options has announced Kempsey Regional Support (KRS) has integrated with its organisation. CEO of Ability Options Mr Fred Van Steel confirmed the integration following a meeting with the Kempsey Regional Support Committee and Members in Kempsey.

The Mid North Coast will transition to the NDIS from July 1, 2017 with an estimated 5,800 people in the area to be accessing their supports through the NDIS by 30 June 2019. This figure includes an estimated 2,700 eligible participants who will be new to funding. The NDIS gives people with disability, their families and carers a chance to advocate for supports that are aligned with their goals, offering people with disability choice and control over their supports.

Mr. Gary Phillips, Manager Kempsey Regional Support, welcomed the integration into Ability Options. “Our integration with Ability Options will allow Kempsey Regional Support to tap into Ability Options proven NDIS experience and vast resources allowing for the uptake of new ideas, technology, reporting and the eventual expansion of our services to the local community.”

“The landscape of the disability sector is changing dramatically and the integration will ensure that Kempsey Regional Support is ready to support Participants through the transition to the new NDIS funding model as seamlessly as possible.”

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1st December 2016
December 16 calendar now online

Kempsey Regional Support's latest printer friendly PDF calendar is now online.

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31st October 2016
We have moved!

Kempsey Regional Support have moved. Our new address is :-

Argus Centre
72-74 Elbow St
West Kempsey NSW 2440

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1st October 2016
October 16 calendar now online

Kempsey Regional Support's latest printer friendly PDF calendar is now online.

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5th August 2016
Your Life Assist

Free online advisory service on:-

Put your affairs in order
End of life care
Arranging a funeral
Personalising a funeral
Post funeral advice

Visit their website www.yourlifeassist.com.au

 

5th August 2016
Voice Your Choice Workshop + Bowling!

Voice Your Choice is a workshop about supported decision making. Find out what decisions are, how they are made, who can help you make decisions, how you can work with others to make decisions, and what you can expect from someone supporting you! After the workshop, we are going BOWLING at CLUB 300!! Afternoon tea and pizza for dinner are provided, plus a Pokémon GO lure at dinner!!!

Wednesday 17th August
4.00pm-10.00pm
Coffs Harbour
Sportz Central- 74a Bray Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
RSVP - Monday 8th August
Ben on 02 9267 0977 or benjamin.whitchurch@create.org.au


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6th June 2016
FREE Online Training in Behaviour Support

Our Award recognised* People 4 People (P4P) service initiative provides free on-line training for any staff member employed in non-government disability organisations.

The project has available a range of training resources to:
Develop your skills and abilities as front line workers within the disability support sector.
To achieve positive intervention and behavioural supports for people with a disability you support
To enable you to deliver quality outcomes for people with disabilities.
For you to feel confident to use person centred tools when planning with or supporting people with a disability.

Available training modules include:
Positive Behaviour Support
Person Centred Planning
Skills Development
Data Collection
Keeping People Safe

To Access your free P4P online training visit and login to:
https://kurrajongp4p.trainingvc.com.au
For further information contact us at: (02) 6938 4100

This project has been developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACs) as a workforce capacity and skills building initiative for staff employed within the NGO sector.
* P4P has been formally recognised through the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards category ‘Excellence in Workforce Development’.

24th May 2016
My Choice Matters wants to hear from you!

Have you attended one of our Get More Skills Workshops, applied for a Run Projects grant, completed Become a Leader, or signed up to My Learning Matters? Tell us what you think!

Take part in a 5-10 minute survey about your experiences with the My Choice Matters programs. The survey is for people with disability, their families or carers in NSW. The survey will tell us if our work has been good or not and see whether people with disability have greater choice, voice, and control in their lives. By completing the survey you can enter the draw to win a $50 gift voucher.

The survey is online. To take part, click on this link.
You can give it to other people too sprc.org.au/mcm

The survey is run by the University of New South Wales. If you have any questions, please contact Shona Bates on ph: 02 9385 4058 or email: shona.bates@unsw.edu.au

24th May 2016
Aboriginal Families and Family Law

The Family Law Pathways Network are holding an information session specifically for you to learn more about your rights and options when it comes to the care of and contact with your kids or relatives kids.

It will be held on the 22nd June 2016.

Download a flyer for more information and RSVP details. Click Here >>>

1st May 2016
9th - 15th May 16 is National Volunteer Week

Did you know research shows volunteers live happier and healthier lives?

There is so much more to volunteering than simply giving your time and skills to help others.

Find out how you can help. Call us on 02 6562 8431

8th April 2016
Family Advocacy - One Of The Kids Workshop

Come along to learn about inclusive education, hear stories of success from the regular classroom, and think about how inclusion can work for your child!

10 May 2016
09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
C.ex Coffs - 1 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour NSW
Come along to learn about inclusive education, hear stories of success from the regular classroom, and think about how inclusion can work for your child!

This workshop will cover:
How the school years can lead to a meaningful life
A brief history of disability education
What an inclusive education looks like
Evidence and support for inclusive education
How inclusion can look in the classroom
Education policies and supports that exist within schools
Advocacy tools and strategies from families

READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE>>

4th April 2016
Planning for the future of a family member with disability

Family Advocacy will be joined by Gilbert + Tobin Law Firm to discuss the legalities of future planning including wills, trusts and the appointment of decision makers.

Coffs Harbour - Monday 9 May 2016

A WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY WANTING TO TAKE A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

There are no quick or easy solutions to planning for the future of your family member with developmental disability, however there is much you can do now.

The workshop will cover:
Importance of vision and whole of life thinking
Who to involve and ways to involve others
Planning tools and scaffolding for families
The legalities of planning for the future of a person with disability
Hear from a family sharing how they are looking to the future of their family member

Download more information CLICK HERE >>

6th July 2015
To all KRS Casual Support Staff

We will be holding aTraining and Development meeting to keep you up to date on news and information about KRS and to give you an opportunity to ask questions or put forward suggestions for improvements or potential changes to the way we do business.

When:  Thursday 16 July 2015
From:    6.00pm to 8pm
Where:  KRS meeting room

Some of the items for discussion will include:

  • After Hours Call Out Procedure
  • The new Phone answering process
  • Advice on any changes to shifts (changed plans, illness etc)
  • Work Health & Safety
  • 2015/16 Training and Development Program
  • Annual Performance Appraisal (August - September 2015)
  • NDIS update

Please come along and join us as we plan how the future will look for KRS

For more info CLICK HERE >>

6th July 2015
To all KRS Volunteers

We will be holding a Volunteer Training and Development meeting to keep you up to date on news and information about KRS and to give you an opportunity to ask questions or put forward suggestions for improvements or potential changes to the way we do business.

When:  Tuesday 14 July 2015
From:    6.00pm to 8pm
Where:  KRS meeting room

Some of the items for discussion will include:

  • After Hours Call Out Procedure
  • The new Phone answering process
  • Work Health & Safety
  • 2015/16 Volunteer Training and Development Program
  • Annual Performance Appraisal (October – December 2015)
  • NDIS update

Please come along and join us as we plan how the future will look for KRS

For more info CLICK HERE >>

28th May 2015
My Choice Matters wants to hear from you!

Have you attended one of our Get More Skills Workshops, applied for a Run Projects grant, or to Become a Leader? Tell us what you think! Take part in a 5-10 minute survey about your experiences with the My Choice Matters programs.

The survey is for people with disability, their families or carers in NSW. The survey aims to improve My Choice Matters so people with disability in NSW have greater choice, voice, and control in their lives. Enter a draw to win a $30 gift voucher.

The survey is online – it will close on 16 June 2015. To take part, click on this link. You can give it to other people too.

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2103199/mcm

The survey is run by the University of New South Wales.
If you have any questions, please contact Shona Bates on ph: 02 9385 4058 or email: shona.bates@unsw.edu.au.

15th April 2015
Free Family NRL Football Fun!

Kempsey Regional Support has secured tickets to a home game in Newcastle the Knights VS the Tigers. Free tickets are available for clients and their families however seats are limited. KRS will NOT be providing support workers for clients on this trip. All client support needs are the responsibility of client carers. However if you have a package and would like to organise a support worker please contact Tim to discuss.

Download a brochure for more info CLICK HERE >>

Closing date for registration is Wednesday 13th May 4pm
Contact KRS before that date to secure your place.
Get in quick because places will go fast!

Please be aware that priority will be given to families who do not have a respite package.
Please contact Tim: 02 6562 8431
Depart: Kempsey Regional Support, Yaelwood St, Kempsey
17 May 2015 @ 12 noon.
Arrive at KRS 15 minutes prior to departure
We expect to be back at KRS by approximately 10.30 pm

14th April 2015
Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety.

Parents/carers, teachers, support workers and related professionals are invited to an informative and practical presentation designed to assist with the provision of appropriate, timely and comprehensive support for children demonstrating emotional and challenging behaviours.

Download a brochure for more info CLICK HERE >>

29th April 9:00am – 3:00pm
Macleay Coast Christian Outreach Centre
443 Pacific Highway, Kempsey
This is a FREE workshop

HURRY, PLACES ARE LIMITED!
To register e-mail RSVP to:
bronwyn.monaghan@northcott.com.au
Phone: 6651 2366

24th February 2015
Kempsey Respite Services has a new identity...

With the NDIS on the horizon, there are many exciting changes happening in our industry, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families for their ongoing support & introduce our New Name!
...but we’re still the friendly KRS you’ve come to trust.

Over the next few years Kempsey Regional Support will continue to grow, with a focus on service delivery specialising in disability & social support programs; that meet both group & individual needs. However KRS will take a strategic approach to reviewing opportunities to grow our service whilst remaining "Flexible, Frindly & Trusted"