May 23

CLA visit the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

On Thursday April 26th a small group of people from the Community Lifestyle Accommodation group attended for sailing in the Rosza’s Beneteau, Amalie and lunch courtesy of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS).

Activity such as this as part of the Sailability Blairgowrie program is in a small way support for both the parents and their children – all abilities and no experience needed.

On a 44 foot yacht we went out towards the heads, past Sorrento and Portsea with the motor running, then turned to come home by sail it was magical, no sounds, it was like we were gliding on the water. Two hours of complete relaxation, slight wind and blue sky. Club members went out of their way to make us welcome.

Then lunch on the deck facing the water was just beautiful.

Special thanks to Brian Jones Sailability Coordinator, the BYS staff and Sailability volunteers who assisted with this effort.

Are you interested too? Click here for more information: http://www.bys.asn.au/sail-training/sailability/

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May 18

Commonwealth Ombudsman’s report into the NDIS’s plan review system has revealed up to 8,000 people are stuck waiting for an outcome.

The NDIA has accepted the Ombudsman’s 20 recommendations.

CLA urges all Carers to join local carer groups, we have power in numbers to push for urgent action to get the NDIS back on track to deliver reasonable and necessary support to the individual with a significant disability.

Administration of reviews under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. REPORT ON THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE AGENCY’S HANDLING OF REVIEWS – May 2018

See also the news article on ABC:

NDIS reviews leave people with disabilities waiting up to nine months for an outcome

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Apr 21

Proud Performance by Beleura Village Chorus

Another fundraising delight organised by the CLA brings in much needed funds for building accommodation for adults with a disability.

On Sunday 8th April, 2018, our fundraising team member Carole organised the very successful High Tea & Silent Auction at the Beleura Village Chorus to Blue Hills Rise Village in Cranbourne raising a whopping $1,965 in one afternoon.

Guests were delighted with beautiful treats and a wonderful performance by the Beleura Village Choir – thank you!

Events like this help us achieve our goals such as providing:

  • Support for adults with a disability to achieve their dreams, aspirations & goals
  • Flexible and individual service models
  • Accessible secure living
  • An opportunity to live with choice, friendship and wellbeing
  • Training to live independently
  • Skilled Support to enable integration and community inclusion
  • To provide advocacy/support for their carers

We would love your help!

  • Could you help spread the word? We have flyers, posters for you to distribute or a mailing list to sign up to, please email events@communitylifestyleaccommodation.org.au to be added to the mailing list to keep up to date with latest news, events and carer support.
  • Organise an event?
  • Help at a Bunning Sausage sizzle?
  • Have you got fundraising ideas?

Please get in touch with us now. Call Marie Hell on 0423 356 878 or Kevin (03) 9787 3730 or email us at events@communitylifestyleaccommodation.org.au

 

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Apr 11

Invite: NDIS information session

COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE ACCOMMODATION LTD INVITES YOU TO:CLA Logo

NDIS information session

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018

Time: 10am for 10.30am start – 1.30pm close

Venue: Conference room Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Rd Mt Eliza

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Information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme & how our speakers can assist you.

SPEAKERS WILL COVER:

  • OPTIONS for PLAN MANAGEMENT – Life Solutions Bookkeeping, Mornington
  • ADMINISTRATION – Life Solutions Bookkeeping, Mornington
  • SUPPORT COORDINATION – Melba Support Services
  • COMMENCING NDIS – Funded Service – Melba Support Services

Melba Support Services Hill Legal Mornington Morning Star Estate

 

 

 

 

Please email any particular question you would like addressed at the forum to email address below prior to the forum, we can make sure these are answered.

A light lunch will be provided, please indicate any dietary requirements when booking.

RSVP Fri 18 May

Email: marie.hell@bigpond.com or call Marie on 03 5983 8785. Our ABN: 41 147 202 800

Supporting Carers and People with a Disability to live and be part of their community

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Apr 10

The Autistic Gardener – series on Channel 4

Lovely series to watch where a team of autistic gardeners are challenged to re-design gardens 👍🏼

Autistic Gardener Channel 4

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-autistic-gardener

Mar 26

Many questions answered at today’s General Meeting

Today’s CLA General Meeting saw many questions answered by Dr John Chesterman OPA

Thank you John for helping our carers understand the legal issues that impact on families caring for a person with an cognitive impairment. John handed out the latest publications put out by the OPA. CLA were encouraged to keep up our advocacy work regarding the urgent need for suitable housing options for adults with an intellectual disability

Carers also shared valuable experiences which will help others in overcoming the same hurdles they encounter. We are planning to publish these on our website and Facebook page so everyone can benefit from these tips.

We were completely spoilt by the Morning Star Estate staff person Mark who set up the conference room and waited on the guests . We all enjoyed a lovely lunch catered for by Forty 9 from Mt Eliza. Raffle prizes organised by Carole Lowther – thank you.
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Mar 02

Invite: CLA General Meeting & Guest Speaker March 2018

CLA Members & Parents/Carers welcomeCLA Logo

 

Date: Mon 26 March

Time: 10am for 10.30am start – 1.30pm close

Venue: Conference room Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Rd Mt Eliza

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General meeting attendees welcome @ 10am or 11am for guest speaker

GUEST SPEAKER at 11am: John Chesterman (Dr)

(Deputy Advocate, Office of the Public Advocate)

Relevance to the NDIS

  • Guardianship – Administration – Nominee
  • Transiting from SDS setting to employment, adult learning centers, etc.
  • Parents options to support a person who lacks capacity to make important decisions?
  • Service contracts – person’s and parent’s rights
  • Rules for Service Providers accessing participant portal
  • Succession planning
  • Safe guards to protect the person with a disability from neglect/abuse /exploitation

John will take questions from the floor & also address emails questions sent prior to meeting.

A light lunch will be provided, please indicate any dietary requirements when booking.

Please book early as limited places available.

RSVP by 21 March

Bookings / Inquiries to:
Secretary CLA Marie Hell
marie.hell@bigpond.com (03) 5983 8785

Feb 28

50 Days To Go!

This past weekend only 50 days to the Games with Special Olympics Inc. was celebrated with Chairman Dr. Tim Shriver and hundreds of athletes, familes and supporters at Government House in Canberra.

To date they have had expressions of interest for 748 of the 850 volunteer positions required to host the Games – this is an outstanding effort! If you are considering volunteering for the upcoming games, you can do so by registering on the Games website, here.

To celebrate 50 days to go to the Games, the Administrator of the Commonwealth Linda Dessau AC hosts Special Olympics Inc. Chairman Tim Shriver, Special Olympics Australia Board and hundreds of athletes, families and supporters at Government House in Canberra. Photo: Peter Muhlbock.

To celebrate 50 days to go to the Games, the Administrator of the Commonwealth Linda Dessau AC hosts Special Olympics Inc. Chairman Tim Shriver, Special Olympics Australia Board and hundreds of athletes, families and supporters at Government House in Canberra. Photo: Peter Muhlbock.

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

Ticket sales for a vareity of families and supporters events, including the Opening & Closing Ceremony are now on sale via the National Games website. Click here to purchase tickets.

Games Merchandise

Our merchandise is proving very popular amongst National Games families and supporters. There is still time to get your hands on a variety of apparel, pins and accessories, including our mascot Sammy the Sea Lion!

Click here to purchase merchandise.

Enjoy the Games!

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Feb 23

Frolics & friendship at CLA’s Mad Hatters Tea Party

Happy memories were made under the rose arbour of the stunning Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza. Beautiful food and service delighted our guests.

Mad Hatter Tea Party - Hat ParadeOutrageously decorated hats were the theme of the day which brought on tears of laughter. Our independent judges for the “Hats in the Field” competition had a difficult task of choosing the 3 best hats. Each prize winner received a potted plant in a large tea cup to remember the day.

We spoiled guests with raffle prizes, door prizes, fun and games.

Several of CLA supporters, Russell Joseph Liberal candidate for Nepean in the upcoming State Election (who brought the house down with his decorated blond curls!), Ray Holt property developer & Brien Jones coordinator of Saleability program for people with disability at Blairgowrie both confirmed their support to CLA (Two men in Blue) – thank you!

Guests were treated to a garden tour of the magnificent garden at Morning Star by Director Judy Barrett.

This concludes yet another successful CLA event bringing families, friends and supporters together and showing that we are here to support caring families to enjoy a lifestyle in their community.

CLA extends their sincere thanks to Morning Star Estate Director Judy Barrett (CLA’s patron), staff Christine, Mark, our generous donors who donated the raffle prizes which allowed CLA the chance to treat our guests.

More exciting events are being planned for caring families so watch this space!

Cath Trevorrow – Carer Information Support Advocate
and
Marie Hell – Secretary CLA LTD

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CLA’s Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Feb 07

CLA Mad Hatters Tea Party—Event Booked Out

Monday 19 February 2018 Event Booked Out


A fun event planned by CLA for parents/carers to start this year with friendship, relaxation, laughter and sharing information.

A free event for primary carers. Our patron Judy Barrett has a beautiful garden at the Morning Star often used for weddings, families get the chance to view the beautiful roses and enjoy the magnificent garden. The stunning rotunda will be set with tables and chairs and there will also be umbrellas in the garden. Morning tea on arrival – then a light lunch.

Prize for the Maddest Hat & door prizes.

The board looks forward to meeting with families.

Please RSVP by 14th February including any special dietary
requirements to Marie Hell or Catherine Trevorrow Ph: 03 5983 8785 or 0417 840 980
E: carer@communitylifestyleaccommodation.org.au
Please wear your maddest Hat!
Door Prizes!


Click here to go to the CLA Mad Hatter Facebook event

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