On Wednesday 7 November, WSCF staff attended the Healthy Ageing Forum in Granville, hosted by Multicultural NSW, facilitated by Granville State member Tony Issa MP, with panelists includng the Minister for Multiculturalism, the Hon. Ray Williams MP and the Minister for Ageing, the Hon. Tanya Davies MP.
Anastasia Sadovaya is a case manager and Team Leader at St Simeon’s Health Care, and Coordinator of Home Care Services - and a 2018 Generation CommunitY Alumnus. Generation Community is a leadership program for young people, delivered annually by Western Sydney Community Forum, which is aimed at developing knowledge, skills and goals toward a self-defined career in leadership and managerial roles. Over 6 months, participants delve into discovering what motivates them in their work and aspirations, working on ways to constructively harness their strengths and work with any perceived limitations.
WSCF Regional Community Care Forums this month were held in two sessions, focused on Aged Care and Disability respectively, with feature guest speakers delivering presentations to address some of the current issues arising from recent developments and updates in these areas. More than 60 Community Care agencies attended the Aged Care focused session, held in Penrith City Council Nepean Room on June 26. Guest speaker Tanya Travis-Smith, from the NSW Government Department of Health and Ageing, covered a range of issues including the extension to CHSP contracts, the new manual, wellness approach, reablement and restorative care.
On Tuesday 9th May a very informative Nepean Regional Forum "Working together to make the reforms work" was held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba, providing updates and lively discussion on the disability and aged care reforms. This event was a collaborative effort between WSCF, LEEP, NDCO and Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury City Councils. Presentations from the Forum are available below.
Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) has organized a one-day conference to help further unpack the nine destinations featured in the Aged Care Roadmap (or the Roadmap).
The Roadmap, completed in March 2016, was developed by the Aged Care Sector Committee. The Committee was tasked by the former Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the
Updated in May 2016 to ensure consistency with current legislation and policy, these Guidelines outline how the complaints management framework works and the procedures that are followed by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner when receiving and resolving a complaint.
This guide, developed by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, helps organisations to ensure their complaints handling processes are effective and resolution-focussed and that they contribute to continuous improvement within the organisation.
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Since 2015, the Department of Health/Social Services have been using Webinars as a major tool for updating the sector on reforms.
User guides, quick reference guides, videos.