Nepean Food Services (NFS) is thriving community service, providing meals and social support for our aged people and people living with disability. Based in Sydney’s Greater West they have a service reach that extends much further inland and across Sydney. The organization is widely recognized for its excellence, and was inducted into the Western Sydney Community Forum’s ZEST Awards Hall of Fame in 2015.
Ditte Kozak is the Manager at NFS and has worked with the organization for 25 years.
The 2017 survey of Community Care stakeholders gave strong endorsement to the role of WSCF in providing resources, support and sector engagement for aged care and disability providers in Western Sydney and the Nepean. Specifically, the survey related to providers funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and the Community Care Supports Program (CCSP). Feedback provided anonymously by participants gave insight into the focus, balance and relevance of the work of WSCF, in supporting aged and disability providers, which helps to direct development of priorities and initiatives for the future.
This tool, developed by Alzheimers Australia, supports organisations as they transition to the consumer directed care model and is particularly relevant given that dementia is recognised as a core component of all Commonwealth Home Support Program services.
This tool provides a ‘quick look’ at the major elements for implementing Consumer Directed Care (CDC), based on presentations at a Western Sydney Community Care Managers Forum held earlier last year - developed by Dr Lee Chin in collaboration with Western Sydney Community Forum.
Below are some highlights from the Round 3 - NDIS Provider Forum held at Penrith and other forums held in July and August 2016, particularly focusing on information relevant to Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) providers.