Is a completely FREE service that provides individual advocacy to people with disability, their family and carers owned and operated by IDEAS. The service provides advocates to support people living with any disability.
Any person from any background and any disability, no matter the type of disability or age, are welcome to access PossABLE Advocacy. The service is FREE.
Phone: 1800 RIGHTS (1800 744 487). This is a FREE call.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Community Development Resource – Ability Links
Ability Links has developed a Community Development Resource packaged based on the experience of Linkers.
The Package steps through the process of engaging with community to develop a project idea, to planning, managing and sustaining a project. It identifies guiding principles for this work; provides top tips and best practice case studies for working with particular population groups and types of organisations; and provides guidance on monitoring, evaluating and reflecting on project outcomes.
The Package celebrates the successes of ALNSW’s community development projects and shares knowledge to support other organisations to increase inclusion in their local community.
New ILC national funding strategy now available in Easy Read
The National Disability Insurance Agency recently released Strengthening Information, Linkages and Capacity Building: A national strategy towards 2022. This document provides information about the future direction of ILC under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It explains why the NDIA is changing the approach to ILC investment, and how and when new programs will start.
This important information is now available in an Easy Read format.
Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 Presentations
Our care our way: Aged care services for Aboriginal peoples – presentation from the Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference 2018 is now available.
This presentation features Noeleen Tunny, Policy Officer, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), Stephanie Suter, Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation and Rhonda Watson, Aboriginal Community Elders’ Service (ACES).
SSI FutureAbility’s National Multilingual Disability Hub now LIVE!
The National Multilingual Disability Hub (Hotline and Website) and is now live
The National Multilingual Disability Hub is a multilingual hotline and website that provide relevant and easily accessible information on disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 14 languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Bangla, Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Through its expertise working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, Settlement Services International (SSI) leads the way on how best to inform and support these communities to better understand disability and how to access the NDIS.
Access to information enables people from CALD backgrounds to become active players in the disability space, improve the quality of their referrals to mainstream services and empower them to live the life they choose. Suitable, timely and accessible information for people in their own language will help build confidence, bring people with disabilities, their families and carers closer to their communities, and provide opportunities to enhance their economic and social participation.
Life Checks: a new Australian Government Campaign, for people aged 45+
The Australian Government this week launched a $6.5 million national program encouraging the 10 million Australians aged 45 and older to plan and prepare for a longer life.
The website – lifechecks.gov.au – provides people with a free, quick and easy Life Check that covers finances, health, work and social life. Once a person completes their check, they will be directed to tailored information to help them better prepare for a healthy and secure future.
Guidance and Resources for Providers to support the Aged Care Quality Standards
The Department has prepared guidance material to assist organisations to implement, and maintain their compliance with, the Aged Care Quality Standards 2018.
These describe the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s expectations and provide supporting information, suggested practices, examples and evidence required to ensure compliance. They also provide an indication of the matters that Quality Assessors will consider in assessing compliance.
From 1 July 2019, the Commission expects that organisations providing aged care services in Australia will be compliant with the new Aged Care Quality Standards.
A Health Practitioners’ guide to writing reports, letters, forms and assessments for the NDIS
The Summer Foundation has created a useful resource to support communication and mutual understanding are fundamental to working together, but different systems often use different terminology, and come with their own jargon.
Knowing how to convey the right information, in the right words, from one system to the other, is essential.
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