CultureReady – Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People in the NDIS

CultureReady is a series of free and on-request workshops designed to provide culturally responsive services for disability service providers. The workshops are delivered by a team of trainers experienced in working with people from CALD backgrounds. These workshops offer an array of benefits including building skills to be able to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, enhancing service delivery to customers from CALD backgrounds, and increased satisfaction from both staff and customers. Their training calendar can be viewed on their website.

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TOGETHER WE DANCE Starts Tuesday 21 July 2020

TOGETHER WE DANCE is an online dance project for any and all dance-enthusiasts over 65. Each week the participants will be able to join a Zoom dance class that teaches gentle moves and gets the blood flowing, then have an option for their movements to be recorded which will then be combined and edited to form a short dance film in split-screen format showcasing everyone’s skills. Classes are free for over 65’s but people under 65 can still join for $10 per class or $5 for 5 classes. All that is needed to participate is a small safe space to move around, a device with Zoom application downloaded, and comfortable non-restrictive clothing and soft shoes.

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Active Parramatta incl. Seniors

The Active Parramatta Van Better Ageing fitness at home online programs to keep people over 55 active from the comfort of their own homes. There are different classes available with the option to join in via live video link, posting printed programs via mail or participating over the phone. Programs include Mobility Flow (inspired by yoga moves), Better Ageing Strength & Energy: Fitness for Men, Better Ageing Dance Fit, and more. Also, City of Parramatta’s Over 55s Leisure and Learning Service will continue to run free online activities in Term 3 such as Fun Latino Dance, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Choir, and many others. Registration is essential and opens 6 July 2020.

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Dementia Conference

The International Dementia Conference Care in the Age of Outrage will be taking place on 21-22 September 2020. There will be a chance to participate in robust discussions with international sector-leading speakers, who will be talking about their opinions, latest insights, research and best-practice solutions. Virtual registration is AUD $299.00 and offers exclusive access to view all speakers and panel discussions live & on-demand, 30+ days’ unlimited access to presentations, publications and resources after the event, access to interactive Q&A sessions and post-session chat forums and unique networking opportunities. Subsidised rates are available for people living with dementia and carers, students and group registrations.

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or call us at +61 2 8437 7355 for Australia and +44 (0) 7787 168 168 for UK or Europe.

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Aged Care Week

Aged Care Week by Healthcare Channel will be held virtually this month, with over 30 industry leaders discussing issues that the Aged Care sector is experiencing and offering new insights into your business models post COVID-19. There are three topics to choose from:

The Aged Care Tech Forum looks at the evolution of traditional aged care and integration of technology in its delivery.

The Aged Care Workforce Forum will utilize the expertise of speakers to discuss topics like new standards following COVID-19, and how to recruit and retain the right workforce.

Aged Care Property Management Workshop – Optimising performance of the service environment in residential aged care is a 2-part interactive webinar workshop on managing your property in the current circumstances, accounting for preventative and reactive maintenance in your budget, and how to use Computerised Maintenance Management Systems.

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WSCF Clearinghouse: Service Continuity during COVID-19

The Clearinghouse was developed to facilitate sharing of information regarding tools and strategies that are being applied to maintain service continuity across service types during Covid-19.

What tools are your organisation using? What strategies are you implementing?
Do you have resources you would like to share with the sector?

Please contact Kathryn at WSCF via email

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