Western Sydney Regional Community Care Forum

WSCF is calling staff members of the community care sector to receive on the ground information and updates that will benefit our day to day work. Come along to receive sector updates and information to support you in the work you do across Western Sydney.

Dementia Australia will be providing information on their hotline, services, programs, in addition to professional education they offer and how that can support your organisation and clients. NSW Ageing and Disability Commission will be providing a live demonstration of the training currently available on their website.

Event Details
Wednesday 4 November 2020
10.00 AM to 12.00 PM

Save the date and receive the zoom link here


Expressions of Interest Invited for Lightning Talks for Communities of Change Conversations Digital Event

An exclusive opportunity is being offered for Western Sydney Community Forum members to express their interest in presenting a lightning talk during the Communities of Change Western Sydney Now and into the Future: Conversations for Shaping the Delivery of Services digital event in November 2020. Lightning talks are short presentations of a few minutes to share ideas and information about your service or project. Lightning talks will be delivered digitally on Wednesday 18, Tuesday 24 or Wednesday 25 November 2020. Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm Friday 30 October 2020.

EOI Form

Full event program

For more information, contact Camille Derriman at camille.derriman@wscf.org.au.


Free Online Health Education Sessions for Older People

Health Promotion Service for Older People and Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association have developed health education sessions during October and November 2020. The November session topics include falls injury prevention, medicine management, oral health care, and diabetes awareness. For more information about any of the sessions, contact Health Promotion Service for Older People Coordinator, Habib, on 0473 114 946.

Register your interest


Virtual Conference – CALDWays 2020, Diversity & Inclusion: Less Talk More Action

This two-day conference, hosted by Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra, will give you tips and tools to be able to create genuinely inclusive and culturally intelligent workplaces and services. Speakers will range from consumers, best practice services and research institutions and will deliver information on how to create organisations for CALD communities, older people, Indigenous Australians, LGBTIQ+ and other groups. This conference is ideal for managers, leaders and frontline workers in any type of care service.

When: Thursday 29 October to Friday 30 October 2020, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Where: Online

How much: $209-$239

Full conference program



Short course – CALD Vocational Language (CVL) program

This short course is designed to support newly arrived migrants and refugees to build on their language skills needed to find employment in the community services sector, specifically aged care and disability services. It also provides information about the words and language typically used in the community services sector, the different roles available in aged care and disability organisations, and about pathway information to other community services courses. This course is still running until 27 November 2020; contact Myriam Bahari on 0491 214 93 or at myriam.bahari@tafensw.edu.au for more information.

When: Friday 23 October to Friday 27 November, one day a week, 9.30am to 2.30pm

Where: Building C, TAFE NSW Bankstown, 500 Chapel Road Bankstown



Aged Care Reform Conference 2020

This two-day virtual event will discuss changes in the sector relating to the Royal Commission and new quality and safety standards, as well as upcoming challenges, and next steps for reform. Topics will include future planning and prevention for infectious disease control, implementing change based on the Royal Commission’s recommendations, dementia care, compliance from governing boards to the new aged care standards, improving the mental health of the older population, and duty of care.

When: 9-10 November 2020, 8.50am to 3.40pm

Where: Online

How much: $799 each; $4095 for organisation entry of up to 10 people

More information and registration


Business Sustainability in Aged Care Online Symposium

This two-day online symposium has a wide range of sessions and industry experts delivering information to cater for all things relating to business sustainability. Topics will include managing your organisation’s reputation, ethical sales and marketing, and sustainable growth and development. The event is ideal for executives, business managers, and any other staff responsible for business sustainability in your organisation.

When: 18-19 November 2020, 11.30am to 5.00pm

Where: Online

How much: Option for Individual, Group or Bundle tickets – $115-$190 members, and $155-260 non-members

More information


Webinars – Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person

These webinars are running from October to December and will help to raise awareness for CHSP workers and volunteers support older people living at home who may be experiencing mental health concerns. The November sessions include information on anxiety and psychotic disorders, as well as workshops on cultural awareness and safety. The December sessions include how to respond to challenging behaviours in older people, as well as movement and music.

More information and registration