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WSCF CC NewsDigest 2023 Welcome
Shravan Guntuku
Camille Derriman
Camille Derriman
Blake Morris
Blake Morris

Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Care News Digest for 2023. In this edition, you will read about the latest updates, information, resources and events that are happening across the region.

The date to vote on the Voice to Parliament referendum has been announced to be held on 14 October. This referendum will decide whether to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. More details in this edition.

The NSW Legislative Council’s Portfolio Committee No. 6 is conducting an inquiry into current and future public transport needs in Western Sydney. NSW residents can submit their opinions, specifying whether their submissions should be published or not. Submissions can be sent via the committee’s website, mail, or email by September 18, 2023. Meanwhile, updates on Star Ratings, a career hub for home care workers, improved dementia care recommendations, and the increased Alzheimer’s risk for the transgender community are also highlighted.

Additionally, this edition provides more information on the housing situation for people aged 55 and older, revealing higher rent burdens and homelessness rates. Resources like the Commonwealth Home Support Program Manual, surveys for community care news feedback and consumer experiences, and programs like the Carer Gateway and LiveUp campaign are available in this edition.

Finally, we are pleased to continue bringing you key information about the Support at Home transition and reforms in our new Reforms and Transition News section of the News Digest. Updates and useful information from the Department of Health and Aged Care, advice and support on current issues for providers during transition, and information on upcoming events will feature in this section. Specifically, the save the date for the 2023 Support at Home National Conference has been released, as well as the Consultation is open for feedback on the new Aged Care Act. Past webinars delivered by the Department of Health and Aged Care on the aged care reforms are also available.

Please get in touch with us at info@wscf.org.au for any ideas on the types of other supports that will be useful for providers. Your feedback will ensure we keep providing quality support to older people at home in Western Sydney during the reforms.

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