Grants Available for Creative and Active Ageing Projects

Got an idea to make your community more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people? More than $1.3 million has been allocated to round three of the Liveable Communities Grants Program to fund projects that will increase older people’s participation in activities in the community.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said that projects would be assessed on innovation and the potential to create sustainable long-term solutions to issues facing older people.

Projects are required to address one or more of the NSW Government’s five key priority areas for older people, as identified in the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Working and retiring
  • Housing choices
  • Getting Around
  • Inclusive communities

This round will particularly focus on projects that involve creative and active ageing.

The NSW Government encourages regional NSW applicants and projects targeted to indigenous communities to apply. The funding supports projects from non-government organisations, local councils, universities and small businesses.

Applications close at 2pm on 20 November 2017.

Further information is available on the Department of Family and Community Services website.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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