Welcome to another edition of Western Sydney Community Forum’s News Digest where you will read about all the latest updates, resources and events that are occurring across the region. Since our last edition, there have been a number of updates regarding the aged care sector as well as the disability and broader community sector.
If you have not yet had the chance to read the Federal budget that was released on 6 October, be sure to look into it now as we have included it in latest news. See the changes that have been made to the aged care sector in response to recommendations that were earlier made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The investments are mainly focussed on additional home care packages and an extra $746 million in response to COVID-19.
There has been an announcement made warning people of scammers calling individuals and claiming to be from the My Aged Care whilst asking for bank details and money transfers. This is a growing concern not online over the phone but also in the digital environment that our community has transitioned into since the beginning of the pandemic. You will find more information about the scam incident which occurred in Western Australia as well as resources to support you and your clients in avoiding becoming victims of scams.
Elder abuse is a social issue that has slowly but surely become a key topic of discussion across the community sector. Recently, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched an Elder Abuse Campaign with an eye-opening video that speaks to the different types of abuse and what can be done once identified.
For those of you who have been patiently waiting for the 10th Annual ZEST Awards to be launched, the wait is finally over! As with many initiatives this year, ZEST has gone digital with a new episode announcing winners each week until the end of November.
There is also the Western Sydney Regional Community Care Forum that is scheduled for Wednesday 4 November where you will receive updates from the Ageing and Disability Commission as well as hear from Dementia Australia with both organisations’ newest initiatives. Be sure to save the date through the link to receive the Zoom details.
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