Choosing your NDIS service provider

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Choosing who to provide NDIS funded supports can be a daunting process; navigating registered and non-registered providers, self-employed contractors, agencies or to employ staff directly. Our Support Coordination Manager, Bonny Gutteridge, has had 15 years within the disability sector, working within the NDIA before her current role at Amicus, offers some advice:  “The most important thing is trust; you must …

Watch our Annual General Meeting 2020

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This year, we hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually.   Our AGM is a time to reflect on the year that was. We looked back on the unprecedented year of 2020, and what challenges and successes came with that. Click the video below to watch the 2020 AGM.  https://youtu.be/lxPrbVTNJU0

Last Step – coronavirus roadmap for reopening

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What is changing? There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home.  During the Last Step restrictions on gatherings remain in place. There will be a phased return to workplaces. Contact and non-contact sport and recreation can resume for all ages, with limits applying to numbers of people.  Shops, recreational facilities, entertainment, hospitality and cultural venues will be open, although …

Annual General Meeting 2020

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We invite you to join us for the Annual General Meeting of Amicus Group Inc, where we look back at the year that was. This year, we will be hosting our Annual General Meeting virtually.  You can register via Zoom and be part of the online conversation, or watch via the live Facebook stream on our page.  Where: Virtual event via Amicus Facebook page …

NAIDOC Week 2020

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NAIDOC Week runs from Sunday 8 November to Sunday 15 November. This year’s theme  is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be.’ Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back …

Further easing for Regional Victoria in COVID-19 Third Step

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Over the coming days more information about the changes to restrictions will be added. Indoor exercise, including gyms, can reopen with limits on the number of people in spaces. Exercise and classes can resume with up to 10 people per indoor space and a limit of 20 people per facility.  Equipment must be cleaned between uses. You should wear a …

Restrictions ease across Regional Victoria

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Last Sunday Premier Dan Andrews announced changes to restrictions in both metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Changes for regional VictoriaWhilst Regional Victorian remains in Third Step restrictions, from 18 October 2020 some restrictions started to ease. The changes to restrictions include: You can have up to two people visit you at home each day. Infants under 12 months are not …

Regional Victoria to move to Step 3 – Statement From The Premier

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Statement from the Premier15 September 2020 Last week, we released our roadmap towards reopening. Those safe, steady and sustainable steps that will see us all the way to COVID Normal. Importantly, these steps are guided by clear targets – giving Victorians greater insight into our progress, and ensuring that when it comes to taking our next step forward, we can …

Roadmap to COVID Normal for Regional Victoria

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The Victorian Government have outlined a four step roadmap to ease the State into ‘COVID Normal’. Regional Victoria has a specific reopening roadmap, relating to how many active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are in the community. Summary of Steps towards COVID Normal for Regional Victoria: First Step First step only applies to metropolitan Melbourne. Second Step – 11:59pm 13 September Only …

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Stage 3 restrictions apply to Regional Victoria

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From 6pm tonight, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster.   This will give our police additional powers to make sure people are complying with public health directions, which will be updated in coming days. From 11:59pm on Wednesday, regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions. That means there’ll again only be four reasons to be out:  Shopping for food …