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Homelessness NSW’s Housing & Homelessness Dashboard

This online platform offers a comprehensive insight into the systemic issue of homelessness using data to show demographic data, levels of homelessness, usage of the homelessness service system, weekly median rent, and a comparative data option for different regions of your choice. Data can be found for local government areas across NSW, and datasets are updated as they are released.

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End of Life Direction for Aged Care (ELDAC) Resource: Why My Care Matters for Aged Care Staff

ELDAC’s new flyer Why My Care Matters for aged care staff summarises findings from the My Care Matters campaign of surveying over 550 aged care workers on their views about palliative care, death and dying.

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Read more about My Care Matters

Older Persons Advocacy Network’s (OPAN) Planning for Diversity Workshop Series

This series is available to all aged care providers, and aimed at the person in your organisation who is responsible for quality improvement, service planning and/or compliance. This series provides workers with tools and information for catering to older people from diverse and marginalised groups. It is in response to recommendation 30 of the Royal Commission into Aged Care, which recommended designing for diversity, difference, complexity and individuality. Workshops will assist aged care providers in identifying and addressing barriers, and demonstrating their commitment to working towards Aged Care Quality Standards and the Charter of Aged Care Rights. Upcoming workshops in Western Sydney include the locations of Blue Mountains, Liverpool, Bella Vista, and Blacktown. Participants will receive workbooks, diversity resources, and a certificate of completion.

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Data Exchange Update and Resources

The January to June 2023 reporting period has now ended with the end of the financial year. Providers have until 30 July to finalise data entry before the system closes. Entering data as early as possible is strongly encouraged in case any data errors from the last six months arise that need fixing. There is also a new factsheet detailing possible error messages, as well as further information on the bulk upload process. For technical questions relating to the Data Exchange, contact their helpdesk.

Bulk XML upload errors & explanations fact sheet 

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Data Exchange Helpdesk

Grant Opportunity GO6353 – Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) Transition Fund 2023-24

This grant opportunity aims to provide temporary relief from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024 for some eligible residential aged care services. The grant closes on 18 August 2023 at 2.00pm (ACT Local Time). To view the eligibility criteria and further information, visit the grant webpage on GrantConnect.

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EXTENDED – WSCF Community Care News Digest Feedback Survey

WSCF is conducting a survey on our very own Community Care News Digest. The News Digest is primarily focused on disseminating information about aged care and older people. In saying that, it also shares information that is useful to people working with people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, LGBTIQA+ communities, and other areas that may intersect with aged care and the older population. We would love to know how you use the News Digest, whether the information distributed has been valuable for your work, and if there is anything else you would like to see added to the Digest. The survey will remain open until 18 August 2023. 

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WSCF Affordable Translation Services

Western Sydney Community Forum offers a trusted document translation service for small and large organisations and businesses. We use NAATI-accredited translators with expertise in translating a range of documents to assist with your service delivery, from simple brochures to complex and sensitive publications. Members can access this service at a subsidised cost.

For more information, contact [email protected].

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.

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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 [email protected]

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.

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WSCF Further Services
Did you know that WSCF can provide your organisation with a range of subsidised needs-based and customisable training and facilitation opportunities? Read below to find out more.
WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services.
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