Welcome to the New Year! 

In case you missed it, the Jan-Feb IDEAS Newsletter is here

Do you struggle with New Year's resolutions? We've got one little word for you.

It's 2021, but we're still living in a global pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the way we do things and the Christmas/New Year period was no different.

We've got the latest info on COVID-19 for you if you live in NSW here, Queensland here, or Victoria here

As hotspots continue in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, border restrictions and lockdown restrictions are changing rapidly. It can all be overwhelming and confusing. If you are having trouble understanding or knowing exactly what is and isn't allowed where you are, we are here to help.

Many jurisdictions now have mandatory mask-wearing when you are out and about. There are special conditions for not wearing a mask though and we ask people to choose kindness over judgement. 

Since March last year, we've been answering calls across Australia for the COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline and we still are. Call us for free on 1800 643 787 weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm AEST.
Australian Government Disability Information Helpline 1800 643 787. Man thinking about social distancing, hand hygiene and staying at home.
Summer-time means we need to be vigilant. And as we all pause to reflect on the Black Summer bushfires, we've put together some info and resources for people with disability on bushfire safety. Are you bushfire ready? 

Summer also means we need to stay cool. Beat the Heat with ways to stay well in a heatwave

Changes to the COVID Supplement for Jobseeker and other Centrelink recipients mean many people have less to get by on. We've got some great resources and tips on Money Matters for you here

In the spirit of "New Year, New You" we are taking the time to be thankful for the things we have and the things we can do, rather than the things we can't. Start 2021 on a positive note and start your own Gratitude journal.

We love helping people connect with services and supports they need every day. It is truly rewarding and the people we get to talk to and help make our work worthwhile!

Thanks, and all the best.

Diana and the IDEAS Team

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