Upcoming Anglicare Australia Network meetings
A number of Anglicare Australia’s special interest networks have meetings planned for April and May.
Confirmed dates include the Clinical and Care Governance Network, which will hold their first meeting of the year on Tuesday 13 April. The Chief Financial Officers Network will also hold meetings on Thursday 1 April, Wednesday 14 April, and Thursday 6 May.
The Aged and Community Network, which recently met to consider the initial reaction to the Royal Commission’s final report, will meet again following the Government’s response to the Commission due at the end of May. This meeting will consider future work, and is set to be held in June.
Anglicare Australia is also looking at reactivating the Fundraising and Marketing Network, and is seeking expressions of interest for an upcoming meeting or mini-conference.
For more information on these meetings or any other network activity, contact [email protected].
Invitation: Anglicare Australia client voice forum
Anglicare Australia is holding a Zoom forum on the voice of the client. The forums will be held over two sessions on Wednesday 28 April Thursday 6 May.
The aim of the forum is to build a conversation across the network about
- including the voice of clients in everyday work,
- the different ways people’s voices in the world are supported by Anglicare member organisations, and what we can do together, and learn from each other, about designing systems that respond to people’s goals and needs.
The forum will explore these issues and learn more about existing initiatives across the Network, such as Anglicare WA’s client participation strategy; a client voice framework in Anglicare Victoria; co-designed and co-produced programs from Anglicare Sydney; a Young Women’s voices project from Anglicare Southern Queensland; and community development partnerships that the Brotherhood of St Laurence are working on in Melbourne.
To attend the forum, or for more information, contact [email protected].
Emma Aspden from Anglicare North Coast wins Coffs Coast Woman of the Year
Emma Aspden of Anglicare North Coast has been named this year’s Coffs Coast Woman of the Year. Emma is the coordinator of 3Es to Freedom, an Anglicare North Coast program that provides assistance to refugee and migrant women, particularly in the early days of their settlement.
Following the award Emma spoke at an International Women's Day breakfast, where she spoke about the importance of connection and believing in others.
She said that the women with whom she works come with no English language but many stories to tell and limited education but a wealth of knowledge. She also told the audience that because family has always been important to her, she considers the women she works with as family.
Anglicare Australia congratulates Emma and Anglicare North Coast for this honour.
Paul McDonald named Influencer of the Year at Impact 25 Awards
Anglicare Australia congratulates Paul McDonald, CEO of Anglicare Victoria and Chair of the Home Stretch campaign, who has been named a winner at the Impact 25 Awards. The Impact 25 Awards celebrate individuals dedicated to positive social change, and the 25 nominees with the most votes are crowned the Impact 25 award winners.
Paul received the Influencer of the Year award for his work on introducing significant reform in extending state care to the age of 21 for young people in the child protection system will transform the lives of generations of vulnerable young people.
This award is richly deserved for Paul’s tireless work to build the case for change, including leading a huge group of stakeholders and influencing multiple state governments to conduct trials.
Invitation to Anglicare Australia Network members to join the Pens Against Poverty writing competition
Pens Against Poverty is a writing competition encouraging schools, teachers and students to become educated in the important issues of poverty and homelessness in Australian communities, while developing their unique creative writing voices. It was founded by Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT. For years, the awards ceremony has been a key event in the Anti-Poverty Week calendar generating media interest and support from other key charities and organisations across Canberra and the region.
The competition is expanding in 2021 and Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT is inviting other members of the Anglicare network to partner with them and deliver the program in their own local area.
The event is an opportunity for children and young people to write for a genuine purpose. It is also an opportunity for Anglicare Australia Network members to build relationships with local schools and sponsors.
Those interested in hosting the competition will be provided with a participant pack, including template letters to schools and promotional materials. Interested members will need to nominate a point-person for their organisation.
For more information, or to become partner in the Pens Against Poverty program, please email [email protected].