CHSP Reablement Community of Practice
Through extensive stakeholder consultation and testing, the Department of Health has developed an online forum, the Reablement Community of Practice, which is a new platform for CHSP service providers to learn, share and engage with other providers. This resource will support CHSP providers in sharing ideas and best practice approaches in order to incorporate wellness and reablement into service delivery. Joining the forum will give providers access to information, articles, as well as ask questions and start discussions on wellness and reablement.
If there are any issues in joining the forum, email WellnessandReablement@health.gov.au
Zoom Resources for People Living with Dementia
Dementia Australia had developed a collection of tools for keeping people with dementia connected through the use of video conferencing. Resources outline how to use Zoom, including how to join a meeting, holding dementia-friendly meetings, and Zoom examples. Aged care staff are encouraged to use these resources to connect residents with others.
The following resources are available:
The Disability Gateway is a new pilot resource which was developed in consultation with people with disability, their family, friends and carers, and the wider disability sector. The resources in this gateway connect people to local services and focus on a number of areas of life, including income and finance, housing, leisure, and health and wellbeing. News and updates can also be found in this gateway. Feedback is encouraged before its official launch, visit to explore the resources and contribute your thoughts.
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association Community Connector Program for CALD Communities
The Community Connector Program is a free resource from the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association that helps to assist the NDIS in accurately representing and providing access to services within culturally and linguistically diverse communities. MDAA’s Community Connectors are a multilingual and multicultural team, and work across the Parramatta, Liverpool, Cumberland, and Fairfield areas. Community connectors can help to understand the NDIS and its services, provide support for eligible people to apply for the NDIS, and assist ineligible people to find services outside of the NDIS. A free information session is also being held on 1 December 2020 from 1pm to 1.30pm.
NSW Health Get Healthy and Healthy and Active for Life Online Services
There are two services that have been developed by NSW Health. The Healthy and Active For Life program is a free 10-week health and lifestyle program aimed at online healthy ageing and exercising for over people 60 years old, and the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service offers 6 months of telephone support service in relation to healthy eating and physical activity for people over 16 years old.
Dementia Care Navigator
The Dementia Care Navigator is a service run by Dementia Australia, which helps to support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. People with dementia and their families, friends and carers can learn about dementia, learn about government-funded dementia services, and get connected with service providers.
WSCF Affordable Translation Services
Western Sydney Community Forum offers a trusted document translation service for small and large organisations and businesses. We use NAATI-accredited translators with expertise in translating a range of documents to assist with your service delivery, from simple brochures to complex and sensitive publications.
Members can access this service at a subsidised cost.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Aged Care consumer resources
The My Aged Care website features a range of resources for you to share with consumers about how to get started with My Aged Care.
These resources include new case study videos for:
- people who speak other languages
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- You can view or download all of these resources from the My Aged Care website.
Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program
The updated Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program is now available.
Please contact Sora Machida, Multicultural Access Project Officer
Ph: 8838 2173 Sora.Machida@health.nsw.gov.au
Free guide: Adding value to governance in aged care
The Governance Institute of Australia has refreshed their free guide, ‘Adding value to governance in aged care’ to help providers manage their governance responsibilities.
The free guide addresses a broad range of issues including:
- the role of governance and a director
- the unique challenges facing the sector
- factors to consider before taking a board position
- issues the board should consider when appointing a new member
- the relationship between the board and management
- risk management
- interaction with stakeholders.
Western Sydney Community Forum Tailored Services
Tailored solutions: We work one-on-one with community-focused agencies and groups, providing tailored solutions to assist in tackling specific priorities – whether it’s about service delivery or your business operations. Our qualified team has a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, enabling us to match you with the right person for the job.
Customised training: WSCF has a long history of providing industry development opportunities. We understand the human services industry that you work in and we have designed specific training programs to meet those specific needs. Training can be customised and delivered at a venue of your choosing.
What we Offer
Our team can deliver training customised to your situation, including but not limited to:
- Marketing and branding
- Tender writing
- Measurement and evaluation
Our experienced facilitators draw on proven approaches to achieve results. Some areas of speciality include:
- Visioning and value-based sessions
- Strategic and business planning
- Design thinking workshops to build new ideas
- Project planning and development
- Complex negotiations, mergers and partnerships
- Review and evaluation sessions
- Public or community meetings
Tell us where a facilitated outcome might assist you. We can customise our approach to suit your needs. We also offer design services, for your reports, flyers, publications.
WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services