Boosting the Local Care Workforce
The Boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) website, Demand Map and Transition Assistance Funding is now live. https://blcw.dss.gov.au/.
The website contains NDIS demand forecasts and information regarding the Boosting the Local Care workforce program. This program aims to develop the capacity for disability and aged care service providers to operate effectively and expand their workforce
The BLCW Program has three main objectives:
- Reduce barriers that impact disability and aged care service providers’ ability and willingness to start, continue or grow their service offering.
- Improve the operation and efficiency of the disability and aged care labour markets by better matching supply and demand through measures such as providing information, resources and links to relevant government programs.
- Provide local level knowledge on the disability and aged care service provider and workforce markets.
There is funding available through the Transition Assistance Funding and on the website providers are able to complete a free Readiness Assessment to both measure their readiness to transition to the NDIS, and also get a Unique ID required to apply for Transition Assistance Funding. You can contact your local regional coordinator for more information https://blcw.dss.gov.au/explore/connect-with-your-regional-coordinator/
You can also contact WSCF to talk about how we can help create a plan for your Transition Assistance funding grant.
Multilingual Disability Hub
The National Multilingual Disability Hub is an initiative of SSI Future Ability. If you are an NDIS Registered Provider with bilingual staff and CALD-specific services or supports and would like your organisation provided through their list of service providers on their website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Accessibility Checklist – Australian network on Disability
The Australian Network on Disability has a checklist available for when organising an event. Whether it’s a board meeting, an annual conference or the team Christmas party, there are a few small considerations to make to ensure it can be enjoyed by everybody.
The checklist is available here, and always remember to ask each attendee about their unique requirements, never assume.
About me360 cards
NSW Council on Disability has developed the me360 cards. These cards help young people with disability have conversations about the important things in their lives. Each me360 card asks a question that will help young people think about their strengths and goals, and what they need to live a good life.
The cards are useful during times of change and when planning for NDIS meetings. You can order your set of cards or find out more by contacting email@example.com.
GEN aged care data website
GEN is a comprehensive “one–stop shop” for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use.
GEN is designed to cater for all levels of users, from students looking for information for assignments, right through to data modellers and actuaries. The information and data are presented at different levels. Each section begins with an overview and fast facts of the topic and is followed with greater detail and the option of interacting with the data.
My Health Matters
My Health Matters is an Easy Read folder created to improve communication between people with an intellectual disability and their healthcare providers.
The My Health Matters folder is made by people with an intellectual disability for people with disability and can be ordered here.
Tip sheets for palliative aged care
palliAGED has developed a series of evidence-based, practical tip sheets to support nurses and careworkers providing direct care to older Australians approaching the end of life.
To access these resources click here.
Advocacy Training – Disability Advocacy NSW
Disability advocacy NSW is offering 12 free training sessions for staff and clients. Each training package runs for 20 minutes and pitched at the audience.
- Advocating for a client,
- Advocating for yourself,
- Telling your side of the story,
- Self Advocacy,
- Supporting self-advocacy,
- Evidence based planning reviews,
- Getting their facts right,
- Your rights in the NDIS and
- Making a complaint
To book a training session please email Disability Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 365 085 and ask to speak to Amanda or Rowan.
My Aged Care consumer resources
The My Aged Care website features a range of resources for you to share with consumers about how to get started with My Aged Care.
These resources include new case study videos for:
- people who speak other languages
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- You can view or download all of these resources from the My Aged Care website.
Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program
The updated Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program is now available.
Please contact Sora Machida, Multicultural Access Project Officer
Ph: 8838 2173 Sora.Machida@health.nsw.gov.au
Free guide: Adding value to governance in aged care
The Governance Institute of Australia has refreshed their free guide, ‘Adding value to governance in aged care’ to help providers manage their governance responsibilities.
The free guide addresses a broad range of issues including:
- the role of governance and a director
- the unique challenges facing the sector
- factors to consider before taking a board position
- issues the board should consider when appointing a new member
- the relationship between the board and management
- risk management
- interaction with stakeholders.
Western Sydney Community Forum Tailored Services
Tailored solutions: We work one-on-one with community-focused agencies and groups, providing tailored solutions to assist in tackling specific priorities – whether it’s about service delivery or your business operations. Our qualified team has a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, enabling us to match you with the right person for the job.
Customised training: WSCF has a long history of providing industry development opportunities. We understand the human services industry that you work in and we have designed specific training programs to meet those specific needs. Training can be customised and delivered at a venue of your choosing.
What we Offer
Our team can deliver training customised to your situation, including but not limited to:
- Marketing and branding
- Tender writing
- Measurement and evaluation
Our experienced facilitators draw on proven approaches to achieve results. Some areas of speciality include:
- Visioning and value-based sessions
- Strategic and business planning
- Design thinking workshops to build new ideas
- Project planning and development
- Complex negotiations, mergers and partnerships
- Review and evaluation sessions
- Public or community meetings
Tell us where a facilitated outcome might assist you. We can customise our approach to suit your needs. We also offer design services, for your reports, flyers, publications.
WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services