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									                  CCS Branch Happeni ngs – April 2005
                       P O Box 6174, Dunedin, Ph (03) 477 4117
                  Office Hours – Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00 pm

                            SPORTING NEWS
Disabled Skiing
Congratulations to Taieri College Student, Adam Hall, who gained
two first placings in the US Eastern Region Nor Am Races in
New Hampshire, and a 1 st and 4th at the US Disabled
Nationals in Colorado. His mother, Gayle Hall, was quoted as
saying “He certainly doesn‟t suffer from spina bifida – he has
it, but he doesn‟t suffer from it. (Taieri Herald p21, 5.04.05)

       Special Olympics Athletics               Special Olympics Info ..
                 News                         The National Championships for
    Congratulations to Brodie                 the New Special Olympics will
    Carvalho, Sara Perkins and Robyn          be held in late November in
    Harrison who represented NZ at            Christchurch over four days.
    the World Winter Games in Japan           For a sports training schedule
    and came home with seven medals           and contact phone numbers,
    between them.                             please contact Sylvia at CCS
                                              Otago, ph 03 477 4117.

Dunedin Boccia Club has restarted for the year. (Boccia is a
game similar to indoor bowls). The club operates on Wednesday
nights. For information, please contact Jenny Hill at CCS Otago,
03 477 4117.

             Haere Ra
             Sarah Hamilton, CCS Community Worker, has left us to return to
             the United Kingdom. We all benefited from her time here with us
             and we‟ll miss her. Our good wishes go with you, Sarah!

Conference
“One   Person at a Time” a Personalised Lifestyle Assistance Project
Conference is on in Melbourne on 16 th and 17th June. A range of Australian and
International speakers will share stories demonstrating that people with
disabilities can live, contribute and enjoy more “typical” lifestyles in the
community while having their needs met. The registration cost for disabled
people/families is $100 for two days.
For more information telephone Delia Fisher 0061 03 9569 2089 in Australia or
contact Sylvia at CCS Otago, 03 477 4117.

 Tune in for some Funky sounds and much more on Hills AM Radio
 1575 khz – „The Hippy Hippy Shake‟ radio show is on air every Friday
                             between 11am – 12pm.

Thank you to those who have recently supported our services: Estate J. D. S. Roberts,
Caversham Foundation Ltd and The Sargood Bequest
Donor mail - Some of you who receive this newsletter will also have received our latest donor
letter. In that letter was a survey form that will help us to get to know you, our supporter, a little
better. The names of those returning the survey forms are going into a draw to win one of two
collectible $5 notes; one signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, the other by the current Governor of the
Reserve Bank, Dr Alan Bollard. If you would like to have the chance to win one of these collectible
notes, please return the survey form to us. If you have any questions, feel free to call me, I’ll be
happy to hear from you.            Lyle Palmer – Regional Funding Manager, 03 479 3813.
lpalmer@southland.ccs.org.nz


Total Mobility Scheme Review Meeting – 21 April 2005
Representatives from Otago Regional Council, Invercargill City Council,
Assessment Agencies and Transport Operators attended the morning session.
The main purpose of the meeting was to give feedback and include comments
for the National Submission to the Ministry of Transport. The six key areas
covered were Eligibility, Purpose, Entitlement, Assessment Services,
Administrators and Transport Operators. Written recommendations will be
given to the Minister with the view to having nationwide consistency. A report
is expected in August – Sheelagh Avakian, Total Mobility Coordinator.
The Families Commission - komihana a whanau - is asking families with
dependent children to tell them what is important in family life. Its aim is to
find out what are the points of pressure while also looking at what makes your
family strong.
For a “What makes your Family Tick?” question pack or more information
contact Kate Innes 03 477 4117 or check out the Families Commission -
komihana a whanau website at www.familiescommission.govt.nz

The next LAC meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 5 May, 5pm, at CCS – all
welcome – please phone Sheelagh on 477 4117 if you wish to attend.
Disclaimer: CCS Otago takes no responsibility for any of the goods or services advertised in
this newsletter.

								
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