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.
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.
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.
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.
These new online resources, created by Alzheimer’s Australia in partnership with the University of Wollongong and Carers Australia, aim to promote best practice strategies for respite service providers and to assist people with dementia and their carers to navigate the system.
Released by The University of Sydney, these resources include a framework for implementation, community education resources, planning ahead workbooks and brochures on decision making.
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.
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.
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
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.