CHSP Interaction with home care packages
Department of Health have developed a fact sheet to provide further information regarding CHSP eligibility for home care package
My Aged Care details
It is important to keep your information up to date in the My Aged Care service provider portal.
Keeping details up to date prevents clients being frustrated and ensure client referrals are directed correctly. Update your details here
Everyone can play – draft guidelines
The Everyone Can Play in NSW Guideline has been developed to inspire more inclusive design of our State’s play spaces and set best practice recommendations for play spaces of all sizes, types and budgets.
Feedback is required to ensure that the future of play in NSW is an inclusive one.
Exhibition open until 21 September 2018
City of Parramatta capacity building needs and priorities.
City of Parramatta Council’s Community Capacity Building team is reaching out to community workers and volunteers in the Local Government Area to identify current capacity building needs and priorities. This short survey seeks information on training needs that are not readily accessible for local community workers as well as your perspectives on collaboration and connection across the sector. Results will be considered in the development of a tailored training calendar, including engagement of specialised training institutions where relevant.
Minister announces NDIS Fraud Taskforce
A NDIS Fraud Taskforce to tackle potential and alleged fraud against the NDIS has been established. The taskforce will focus on high risk and serious criminal activity potentially targeting the NDIS, while also building fraud prevention and detection capabilities within the NDIA.
All reports of suspected fraud are taken seriously. Anyone with information about suspected fraud involving the NDIS should contact the Fraud Hotline on 1800 650 717.
NDIS quarterly report released.
A few key points from the report:
- 183,965 Australians are now in the NDIS, an increase of 13% on last quarter.
- Of these participants, 54,802 or almost 1 in 3 are accessing support for the first time.
- The NDIS is now fully operational in all regions of New South Wales, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory.
- In NSW alone there are 89, 622 participants.
Department of Health Reminder: please use ‘My Aged Care’ not ‘MAC’
Providers and all stakeholders are encouraged not to refer to ‘My Aged Care’ as ‘MAC’ when speaking with senior Australians and their families.
This will help to minimise confusion with other organisations that have similar names and abbreviations.
The department appreciates your ongoing support on this matter.
Data Exchange – Revised Guidance Documents
The Data Exchange has recently released updated versions of the “Service type matrix” (Appendix A) and “Program activity guidance” (Appendix B). Both documents are now available on the Data Exchange website via the Policy/Guidance tab.
Changes include the addition of new program activities including Try, Test and Learn, and the addition or removal of service types for some activities. It is important for organisations regularly check this document as it may have changed since the last time you viewed it.
Expansion of Free Interpreting Service
The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency.
Eligibility for the Free Interpreting Service has recently expanded. Eligible groups can now access the Free Interpreting Service to communicate with anyone in Australia who has a Medicare card (previously restricted to Australian citizens and permanent residents).
For more information visit the website.
National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care
Meaningful Ageing Australia partnered with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV) in 2016 to develop the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care.
These Guidelines are a world first and have the ability to enable aged care providers to better incorporate spiritual care into aged care services, across all levels of an organisation.