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.
The Communities of Change Roadshows are underway, delivering key insights from the Communities of Change Report, throughout the local government areas of Western Sydney. The Roadshow sessions are an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the report with WSCF specialists and facilitators, specifically relating the data to current and future service delivery in local government areas.
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.
WSCF has just released our latest NDIS/CCSP update No. 8 – March 2017. It covers some highlights from the latest round of NDIS provider readiness forums and other recent information releases, with a focus on information relevant to Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) providers.
NDIS Updates – Release of Framework and Program Guidelines for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC)
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have recently released the updated Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Commissioning Framework. Click here to access. This version incorporates the feedback received as part of the ILC consultation sessions held earlier in the year.
The ILC Commissioning Framework explains how the ILC Policy will be implemented by:
This covers all things NDIS, including NDIA registration, funding variations, FAQs for Service Providers, Service Provider Guide, etc.
Below are some highlights from the Round 3 - NDIS Provider Forum held at Penrith and other forums held in July and August 2016, particularly focusing on information relevant to Community Care Supports Program (CCSP) providers.
NDS engaged Curtin University NFP Initiative to develop this online learning program to build foundation knowledge and skills in readiness for NDIS.
Developed by NDS, this Toolkit has been updated and provides a comprehensive self-assessment process which rates organisational readiness for NDIS