WSCF attends FACS 2017-2018 Budget Briefing

The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) delivered their 2017-2018 Budget Briefing this week, with a $7 billion spend for the sector in the next financial year, an increase of $459 million (7.1 %) in funding from the previous year’s budget.

2017-08-10T04:28:26+00:00August 10th, 2017|

Western Sydney / Nepean Food Forum: Survey results

The 2017 survey of Western Sydney/Nepean Food Forum participants reflects a resoundingly positive and valuable experience, resulting in enhanced support, collaboration and improved service delivery. Convened by Western Sydney Community Forum, the Food Forum consists of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Community Care Support Program (CCSP) funded Food Services, CHSP dietitians and other interested service providers from Western Sydney and Nepean regions.

2017-08-10T01:54:19+00:00August 10th, 2017|

Release of Discussion Paper on an ‘Integrated care at home program’ to support older Australians

This much-awaited discussion paper from the Commonwealth Department of Health provides  an opportunity to give feedback on the next steps for an integrated care at home program (including the amalgamation of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and Home Care Packages).   Written submissions close on 21st August.

2018-04-17T05:46:27+00:00July 26th, 2017|

Census Data 2016

The first of the 2016 census data has just arrived, and overall there have been some interesting changes to Australia since the 2011 census. Across Australia we are experiencing a boom in overseas migration while experiencing a reduction in religious identification. WSCF has compiled a database that may have an impact on Greater Western Sydney especially given their implications in affecting the future growth and development of this vibrant region.

2017-07-06T01:10:07+00:00July 2nd, 2017|

Presentations Available from Nepean Regional Forum

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.

2017-05-17T05:52:35+00:00May 17th, 2017|

NDIS/CCSP Update #8 – March 2017

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.

View and download the update here.

2017-03-22T03:48:55+00:00March 22nd, 2017|

WSCF Aged Care Roadmap Conference: Unpacking the Nine Destinations

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

2017-02-28T23:20:43+00:00February 28th, 2017|

2017 Western Sydney-Nepean Calendar of Community Care Forums

This Calendar is accurate at time of release. It contains dates, venues and convenor contact details for community care forums (aged and disability) in Western Sydney and the Nepean, NSW.  If you’re attending a forum for the first time, please check with the meeting convenor for any change in venue, date or time.

You can

2017-01-09T02:37:40+00:00January 9th, 2017|