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04 August 2020

Do you have the right physiotherapist for you?

Physiotherapy was a weekly fixture for the first 18 years of my life. It became cloaked by a sense of normalcy, and sometimes it even attracted curiosity or scorn from my peers in school. When I turned 18, all my connections to allied health were cut.
27 July 2020

Ask Kelly – Face coverings and infection control

From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August 2020, all Victorians must wear a face covering when they leave home, no matter where they live. In this edition of Ask Kelly, I thought I would share the most common questions I’ve been asked about masks so far, as well as provide some resources about disposable and fabric face masks.
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Diagram showing liquid soap being squirted onto a hand
07 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Helpful Resources

CPSN is committed to supporting our community of members, participants, support workers and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much information currently circulating, we want to provide you with the following links, which are up-to-date and reputable health resources.
06 July 2020

How to create a support dream team

Louise Robbins didn’t want her daughter Eliza to have a life governed by her disability, it was important for Eliza to get the necessary support that she would need while simultaneously getting some independence as a young woman and have experiences that were not defined by her diagnosis. She has developed a comprehensive NDIS plan for her daughter, and over the last five years Louise has created an amazing team of support workers with an allied health background.
03 July 2020

Ask Kelly: Oral Health and Dental Care

A few months ago – pre Covid-19, I outlined some information on dysphagia and drooling. Maintaining oral health can be challenging for people who have CP, for many reasons, which I’ll discuss in this month’s edition of Ask Kelly.
30 June 2020

Meet Rebecca – our new Support Coordinator

Since joining CPSN last year as Membership Services Officer, Rebecca McCabe has been instrumental in connecting our members to life-changing services. We talk to Rebecca about her new role in the support coordination team.
09 June 2020

Becoming creative during a pandemic

When Elizabeth Hughes and her family first realised that they would have to go into lockdown, they had some understandable concerns about how it would impact their day-to-day lives.
09 June 2020

Meet our Customer Liaison Officer – Olivia

Olivia McCluskey has had a long relationship with CPSN. Before becoming a valued member of our CPIC team, Olivia first gained experience working with clients and families as a support worker. Olivia talks to us about her new role as a Customer Liaison Officer (CLO).

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