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Wellness and Reablement

August 21, 2018

The Nous Group were engaged by the Department of Health in early 2017 to conduct a comprehensive review of Wellness & Reablement (W&R) approaches within the home care sector, including CHSP services, Home Care Packages, Transition Care, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Programme and Short Term Restorative Care. A summary of these consultations is now available, and key findings include: There is strong support for W&R approaches, and some great examples are emerging across the country. However, W&R approaches are not yet deeply embedded or consistently applied across the home care sector. Australia is home to international W&R trailblazers, with Victoria and WA already having W&R embedded in their programs for some time now. A lack of financial incentives is a constraint for some providers. Implementation progress varies across the five home care service types. Culture change remains the key challenge, with aged clients being […]

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Australian Philippine Association Illawarra

August 21, 2018

Christine Racar, Policy and Project Officer, recently attended the Filipino social group at Figtree Community Hall to talk about My Aged Care. After group discussion and many questions a wonderful lunch was served. In 1988, Rebecca Hansen, along with two others who were all Officers of the Australian Philippine Association Illawarra Inc. (APA) started a social group. The group started meeting at the old office of Illawarra Migrant Resource Centre at Rawson Street, Wollongong. Fifteen people attended the first meeting and one of the males from this group is now ninety three and still attends.  These days the group meets at Figtree Community Hall and has grown to 35-40 financial members with approximately 20-25 in attendance on monthly meetings. The social aspect continues (including bus trips) along with information sessions and for new immigrants how to settle into the community. Everyone brings a plate of food to share for lunch. As […]

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Membership Benefits

August 15, 2018

Membership of Community Industry Group will bring many benefits including: • Invitations to contribute to regional responses to key government inquiries, discussion papers, and policy dialogue to help us form submission responses. • Significant discounts on all training run by Community Industry Group. • Access to Community Industry Group’s extensive sector knowledge, advice and consultation from our highly experienced staff members. • Free advertising for Positions Vacant and your events within our e-newsletter which is delivered to a subscription base of over 900 people. For a full list of benefits and our membership form click here.  

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August 7, 2018

Our latest newsletter has just been released! To subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter sign up here: https://communityindustrygroup.org.au/subscribe/ If you are a member of Community Industry Group you can advertise your events and positions vacant for free in our newsletter which goes out to our subscriber list of over 975 people.

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Wellness & Reablement Update

August 7, 2018

Wellness & Reablement Update With Wellness & Reablement (W&R) now an official requirement of all CHSP contracts, providers need to start measuring how they are supporting clients through a W&R approach to services. On 31 October each year, providers will need to submit an Annual Wellness Report covering assessment, support planning and service delivery. A new Wellness & Reablement Reporting Template will be distributed to providers by the end of August, so you will have a better idea of what information the Department of Health requires. The Government have allocated $5 billion over 5 years for the More Choices for a Longer Life Package, and $29.2 million of this funding will be used to promote independent living, with a reablement focused assessment model being trialled across four RAS locations over a 2-year period. Training and support for the trial RAS sites will be provided, based on the successful WA Active […]

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