Asbestos Response Task Force to present to North Canberra Community Council – 21 April

The ACT Government Asbestos Response Task Force has agreed to present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 21 April 2015. The Task Force expects to address topics including: an update on the buyback scheme what support is being provided to homeowners support specific to elderly homeowners information about the pilot demolitions how the program will affect the wider community, and the proposed territory plan variation The meeting will be at 7.30 pm at the Function Room in the Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson – click for map

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Your day-to-day life in Canberra

An online survey about day-to-day life, health and wellbeing in the ACT will be open 16th-31st of May. It is funded by ACT Health and is being run by researchers at both The Australian National University and The University of Canberra. They are hoping to get a diverse range of people taking the survey so that we have a real picture of what people in the ACT do with their time, and how they feel about it. It takes about 30 minutes and you can go into a draw to win one of these 46 great prizes: 3 Apple iPads

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Proposed Letter to Federal Minister for Health and Aging

The Hackett Community Association (HCA) has been encouraging the establishment of a pharmacy at the local shops because there are many older residents of Hackett who find it difficult to get to nearby pharmacies due to lack of personal transport, poor interconnecting bus services or lack of mobility.  This had led to a pharmacist leasing one of the shops at the Hackett Shops and commencing to fit it out in anticipation of obtaining approval to operate the pharmacy. This is a major demonstration of faith in the Hackett Community as it is by no means certain that the pharmacy will

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Lifeline calls to be free from mobiles

Mobile phone calls to Lifeline are to become free from anywhere in Australia. The Federal Government says mobile phone companies have agreed not to charge people calling the helpline number. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says the phone companies will be compensated by the Government. He says nearly one third of all calls to Lifeline are from mobile phones.

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Community Forum: Inner North – Healthy Communities Initiative (29 June 2010)

If you provide, participate or want to participate in physical activities in Inner North Canberra and/or love foods that build a healthy body, you are invited to attend this event. We need your feedback about what’s needed in inner north Canberra to support a healthy lifestyle. DATE: Tuesday 29th JUNE 2010 TIME: 9.30 am – 2 pm VENUE: GRIFFIN CENTRE Room 6, Genge St. Canberra City Morning tea and light lunch will be provided AND free ‘Healthy Food Fast’ Cookbooks to the first 50 RSVP’s RSVP and more details from Lynne Ph: 6207 8738; email: lynne.prentice@act.gov.au

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Healthcare Consumers Survey: Would you like to see the nurse?

Would you be happy to see a nurse instead of a doctor for some of your medical care? The Health Care Consumer’s Association of the ACT, Canberra’s peak health consumers organization, in partnership with the ANU is asking just that question through an online Nurse Survey being conducted throughout June.

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Have your say about new rules for disability services

Commonwealth, State and Territory governments want to hear from people about what rules (standards) should be in place for disability services. This consultation is currently underway. These rules will be used by disability service providers all over Australia. Governments are setting the rules to make sure all people who use disability services have the same idea about what a good quality service means.

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Invitation to Comment: Inquiry into respite care services in the ACT (closing 26 March 2010)

INQUIRY INTO RESPITE CARE SERVICES IN THE ACT HAVE YOUR SAY! INVITATION TO MAKE A SUBMISSION The Standing Committee on Health, Community and Social Services is conducting an inquiry into respite care services in the ACT and would like to hear from anyone with an interest in this inquiry, particularly users of respite care services and carers. Written submissions are requested by 26 March 2010, and public hearings are expected to begin in April 2010.

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