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CHSP Ask The Expert Panel

Western Sydney Community Forum continues to work towards sector reform in the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). We have assembled a panel of selected experts to respond to questions and provide advice to community sector agencies in Western Sydney regarding the reforms and transition to CHSP. Panel members will include experts from university, health and business partner agencies, and across priorities such as service options and strategies, health and wellbeing, business operations, and workforce management. Stay tuned to the WSCF News Digest and emails for the announcements of our panellists, to learn more about submitting your questions, and more news on CHSP reforms and transition. For more information on CHSP check ourCHSP Page or contact Strategic Engagement Lead Nadiana Albisturat [email protected] or Senior Policy and Projects Martin Silveira at [email protected] . 

Save the Date: National Online Conference 2023 In Home Support: From the Head and the Heart! 

When: 28 & 29 November 2023 

Where: Online 

The date has been set for the National Online Conference 2023 In Home Support: From the Head and the Heart!. This conference will discuss all things in-home support, including the recent changes and updates in the sector, services for older people. There will be opportunity to hear from keynote speakers and take part in panel discussions. For more information, please email the CHSP Conference Committee at [email protected]  

Governing for Reform Program 

Led by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, this program helps participants with leadership and governance in the realm of aged care reform. There are workshops, webinars and other resources and events available. More recently, the Governing for Reform in Aged Care Program Conversations to Transform Aged Care podcast series has become available. 

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Sector Support and Development – Sector Updates  

The Sector Support and Development Network has released an update recently. Which includes: The first is the Aged Care Industry Association (ACIA)’s webinar topics during May, which include Defensible Documentation, Care & Support Planning, Choice & Supported Informed Decision Making, Hoarding & Squalor, and more. Advance Care Planning Australia is also running webinars until June for aged care and health care workers. These include (but are not limited to) Introduction to Advance Care Planning in Aged Care, and Train the Trainer in Advance Care Planning. 

The Sector Support & Development Network is also developing resources to support frontline workers in better understanding the upcoming changes to the aged care system. They have developed a survey and are seeking responses from frontline workers, to gain a better understanding of their knowledge of the reforms and how they can be best supported. 

ACIA’s webinars

Advance Care Planning Australia’s webinars

Access the frontline worker survey

Webinar: Financial Sustainability for CHSP Providers – CHSP Transitioning to the Home Support Program 

When: 16 May 2023, 1.00pm-2.30pm 

Where: Online 

How much: Free 

This webinar is hosted by the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) and focuses on supporting service providers in financial viability and sustainability in the midst of the transition to the Support at Home Program. This webinar will help Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers across all workforce levels and ranging from small to medium sized services to identify cost drivers, understand key indicators, and discuss business strategies to support the future of in-home care. 

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Webinar: Winter Preparedness – CHSP Transitioning to the Home Support Program 

When: 9 May 2023, 1.00pm-2.30pm 

Where: Online 

How much: Free 

Thie webinar, prepared by ACCPA, will support CHSP service providers in preparing for winter. Discussions will include: ways to continue working in the community and home environment; managing and mitigating the risks and impacts of infection; and practical steps and tips in entering the winter season. 

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