Individual Client Level Data presentation and update

On Friday the 26 May Connect South hosted a forum with the aim of updating Otago providers on matters relating to ICLD.
Veronica Bennett, a member of ComVoices ICLD Working Group provided an update on where things were with MSD’s ICLD collection.

Here’s the presentation from the day.

Connect presentation ICLD updated

Things have continued to unfold since, here’s an update on development:

In the presentation Veronica noted the announcement re the handing of the work over to Social Investment Agency (SIA) to form a working group -www.beehive.govt.nz/release/next-steps-individual-client-level-data

Brenda Pilott for ComVoices met soon after the announcement and her understanding is that ComVoices would be part of developing the ToR. There has been no word from SIA about the formation of the working group. The Privacy Commissioner hadn’t been asked for input last week.

ComVoices will continue to advocate for this process being managed as promised.

The Social Investment Unit transmogrified into Social Investment Agency so it is possible this has delayed progress.

The Privacy Commissioner’s Inquiry Into The Ministry Of Social Development’s Collection Of Individual Client-level Data From Ngos is available online.

We’re taking bookings for the Community Christmas Dinner 2016

Community in action…

Connect South is delighted to once again be taking the bookings for the annual community Christmas Dinner, it’s a real community affair.

  • Acts of Kindness Charitable Trust, a registered charity, organises the event.
  • Funding is primarily provided by community funding organisations or businesses.
  • The event is volunteer staffed by members of the wider Dunedin Community.
  • Volunteers help with serving, platting, kitchen duties, greeting or hosting one of the 52 tables.
  • Dunedin City Council and Dunedin Venues Management provide the venue.
  • Compass Catering provide a professional chef and the use of commercial kitchens.
  • Connect South take registrations for volunteers and guests.
  • Entertainment and carol singing will be provided by a number of different groups who volunteer alongside over 100 others to make this a special day.
  • Transport – A special Christmas Day bus service organised by Otago Heritage Bus Society runs a return journey to the Octagon from Normanby, St Kilda and St Clair. Phone Connect South for further information.

Date: Sunday, 25th December 2016
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Venue: Dunedin Town Hall – Free entry and meal.

To register as a guest or volunteer please phone use our booking form or call us on 03 471 6150.

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Upcoming COGS Public Meetings

Coastal Otago Waitaki COGS (Community Organisation Grants Scheme) Local Distribution Committee (LDC) is holding three public meetings:

  • Have your say about your community funding needs and priorities
  • Hear about successful 2015/16 funding decisions
  • Understand more about Charities Service reporting standards
  • Learn hints and tips to help you with your 2016/17 grant request.

Joins one of the following COGS Public Meetings in April 2016:

Balclutha COGS Public Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 13th April 2016
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Venue: Tyrone McElrea Lounge, Cross Recreation Centre, BALCLUTHA

Dunedin COGS Public Meeting
Date: Thursday, 7th April 2016
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Venue: Small Hall, Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace, DUNEDIN

Oamaru COGS Public Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 6th April 2016
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Venue: Oamaru Early Settlers Hall, 90 Thames Street, OAMARU

Each local distribution committee identifies local priorities to focus on, for its next funding round, based on your feedback at COGS public meetings each year. To be part of the decision making you need to be there.
COGS funding round opens 27th April and closes 8th June 2016.

For further information contact:
Reihana Haggie,
Community Advisor
Phone: 03 479 6506
Email: reihana.haggie@dia.govt.nz