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Issue 37.17 16 October 2017

SACOSS Anti-Poverty Week Statement - 16 October 2017

Champions for Change: Information Session - 19 October 2017  east

Your chance to help prevent more harm from gambling in Adelaide.

Garage Trail Sale - 21 and 22 October 2017

Garage Sale Trail is run by Australian not-for-profit, Garage Sale Trail Foundation which is on a mission to create positive social and environmental change. They believe that big change begins with small actions and that sustainability is best when it's fun and social. 

UCWB: Utilities Literacy Training for Community Workers - 24 and 30 October 2017  west

If you receive electricity, gas or water bills, or you work with vulnerable clients who do, ConnectEd’s Utilities Literacy Training for Community Workers can help you!

This free 2-day training workshop will help you to read bills, understand retailers, know your/your clients’ rights, and figure out where does it all go – and much more. You’ll build skills that you’ll use at home, and you’ll find out how you can help your clients with their utilities expenses. You’ll also learn how the ConnectEd program can help clients, with community education and financial counselling options. Click here to book tickets.

Talking Cents: Pay Day Lenders and Rental Goods - 31 October 2017  west

Participants will learn:
  • How to find out the true cost of renting goods
  • Looking at the interest rates in real dollar amounts
  • The long term effects of becoming stuck in a lending cycle
  • Looking at alternative options

Child Care Fund grant opportunity applications is being extended - closing 2 November 2017

TAFE SA: Financial Literacy Short Courses - 2, 15 and 16 November 2017  north

MarionLIFE: Hunger Walk - 4 November 2017  south

Join the MarionLIFE community for a 4km walk along the Sturt River to raise awareness about those experiencing hunger and raise money to support their work supporting individuals and families in need. The walk will conclude with a special breakfast and Foodbank SA will be providing free fruit and vegetables for participants

UCWB: Utilities Literacy Training for Community Workers - 15 and 22 November 2017  west

If you receive electricity, gas or water bills, or you work with vulnerable clients who do, ConnectEd’s Utilities Literacy Training for Community Workers can help you!

This free 2-day training workshop will help you to read bills, understand retailers, know your/your clients’ rights, and figure out where does it all go – and much more. You’ll build skills that you’ll use at home, and you’ll find out how you can help your clients with their utilities expenses. You’ll also learn how the ConnectEd program can help clients, with community education and financial counselling options. Click here to book tickets.

MarionLIFE: E-News - October 2017  south

  •  MarionLIFE Hunger Walk
  • Big Dish Up Cooking Classes
  • MarionLIFE Youth
  • Coffee Pods

Petition: Stop outsourcing at Centrelink

ASIC action: Good to Go Loans, Web Moneyline Pty Ltd

Do you have any clients with current payday loans from Good to Go or Web Moneyline Pty Ltd? If so, they won't need to make any more payments.  And if you have clients who had loans in the past, lodge a dispute with FOS - they might also be able to get some money back (check the media releases out). ASIC has taken action against both companies because they may not have complied with the responsible lending obligations in the National Credit Code.

The media releases from ASIC are below:

DIY Video Tutorial: Upcycled Soda Bottle Into Vertical Garden

Something to do with the children while that are on holidays or if you want to get so seeds started.  This RecycArt newsletter takes you on to other you tubes about home gardens.

Beware of fake WhatsApp subscription emails

Stay Smart Online says that WhatsApp users are being targeted in a phishing scam that aims to steal bank details and personal information. They have also warned consumers about a ransomware email campaign involving emails that claim to be from eBay.

Don't gift a scammer iTunes cards

The ACCC is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers who are trying to con their victims into paying for scams with Apple iTunes gift cards.

Rental Reforms Benefit Low-Income Renters 

The Victorian government has unveiled sweeping new rental laws across the state, which social service advocates say will especially benefit low-income renters.

Shoalhaven Shark Tank: Tackling Homelessness and Disadvantage

This is a smart and creative initiative that used the idea of Channel Ten's 'Shark Tank' to tackle homelessness in Shoalhaven. Shoalhaven Shark Tank calls to local business to help reduce homelessness in the region by allowing services to pitch ideas to business that could help the community with each business then given the opportunity to buy into them. In 2017 they raised $72,000! 

The State of Volunteering Online #242

The State of Volunteering Online is an e-newsletter that the Office for Volunteers emails to volunteers, community organisations and government agencies.

Issue 36.17 9 October 2017

Family Law Solicitor - Positions Vacant - NT Legal Aid Commission - closes  16 October 2017

Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards – nominations close 23 October 2017

The Government of South Australia and City of Adelaide will reward and celebrate organisations and individuals who are playing their part and reducing the city’s carbon emissions.  The inaugural Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards will celebrate and showcase the community leadership and active contribution of partners to the community’s shared aspiration for the City of Adelaide to become the world’s first carbon neutral city.

The Awards, to be held on Friday 17 November at the Adelaide Town Hall, offer a unique opportunity to build recognition for organisational achievements, inspire others and grow our reputation as an international leader in environmental change.

Shelter SA - 40th Birthday celebration and AGM invitation - 26 October 2017  (City)

The Shelter SA Board of Management and staff invite you to their AGM and 40th Birthday celebration. Please join them to reflect on the notable and outstanding milestones and events of Shelter SA. They hope you are able to join them to celebrate this special occasion.  You will hear recollections from their special guests who have been involved with Shelter SA over the past 40 years. Canapes and drinks will be served during the event.

HYPA Geared2Drive Program comes to the City of Marion  south

The Geared2Drive learner driver mentor program allows people without support the ability to gain their licence. Running from The Marion City Council on Sturt Road, learner drivers are partnered with a volunteer mentor to assist them in meeting the mandatory 75 hours of supervised driving required to get their P’s. 

Philanthropic Funding to Explore Health and Justice Service Collaborations

National charity Health Justice Australia has received major philanthropic funding to explore whether a systemic shake up to the delivery of health and justice services can improve outcomes for vulnerable Australians.

Share N Save

Share N Save is a crowdsourced map of initiatives and skills in South Australia that helps people use less resources through better sharing of what they already have.

Energy Partners Program Newsletter 26 – September 2017

Latest news
  • Jon Dee, EnergySmart South Australia
  • Retailer feed-in tariffs for solar export
  • New energy discount offer for low-income South Australians
  • New logo for Energy and Water Ombudsman
Partner updates
  • Utilities Literacy Program – becoming more connect.ed
  • Seniors Directory 2018
  • Women's only 'Money Matters' course
In focus: advanced digital meters (smart meters)

Issue 35.17 3 October 2017

Shelter SA: Housing Matters - 27 September 2017

In this edition:
  • Homeless Connect: Health and Housing Expo – volunteers needed!
  • Share your memories of Shelter SA for our 40th birthday celebration this year!
  • Homelessness: What can Australia learn from Finland's housing solution?
  • Pickle

Community Centres SA  'Growing Communities' Conference - 26 to 27 October 2017  west

The Community Centres SA ‘Growing Communities’ Conference is more than just an opportunity to listen to knowledgeable keynote addresses or take part in informative workshops – it is also a terrific chance to network with your colleagues from all over the State providing lots of opportunities for you to further share ideas, stories and make connections over some delicious finger food and a drink. Click here to register.

To download the full 'Growing Communities' program click here. More information is avaible on the website.

Heta Learner Driver Training Program - November 2017  north

An intensive 4 day program to help your clients pass the theory test and get on the road to work!

Breaking Down Barriers to Digital Government

ACCAN/Google Intern, Jesse Chen, wrote an in-depth research report which looks at how we can enable vulnerable consumers to have equal participation in digital government.

Safe or risky: saving passwords in your browser

It’s convenient and easy to save passwords in your browser, but how safe is it? Stay Smart Online looks at whether you should save your passwords within your browsers.

Issue 34.17 25 September 2017

REMINDER: ASIC Financial Literacy Community of Practice - 6 October 2017

TOPIC: Leveraging the power of fintech to provide more affordable

Community Grants Custodial and Community based Settings - closing 16 October 2017

The Department of Correctional Services has announced a Community Grants round, aiming to provide additional innovative, imaginative and creative services and programs within both the custodial and community based settings. Applications should align to the state government’s Reducing Reoffending: 10% by 2020 strategy. 

YMCA Open Doors funding: Quiz Night - 21 October 2017  south

YMCA open doors funding is fantastic initiative being run by YMCA Victoria from the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre providing many benefits to people in and around the City of Marion. For more information click here.

Shelter SA: Housing Matters - 21 September 2017

In this edition:
  • Open State - only 7 days to go!
  • Australia’s quiet housing revolution on show
  • Homeless Connect: Health and Housing Expo
  • Evaluation of Housing SA’s new service delivery model

Living Smart Newsletter and Courses - October 2017

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change or meet people who care about the environment and sustainability?

Then the Living Smart seven week coures is for you!

Coromandel Valley - Marion and Holdfast Bay - Adelaide Hills - Surrey Downs

RecycArt: Celebrate September Sewing Month 2017

Reducing Homelessness to Zero

A new initiative is aiming to bring homelessness in Adelaide down to zero.

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