Western Sydney Community Forum Logo


Consumers and Families Panel – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is creating a consumer and families panel of people who currently utilise or are thinking of utilising aged care services that are federally funded, as well as their family members and carers. This is to understand what is important, so that they can improve how aged care is regulated and ensure the resources they produce are helpful and easy to understand.

More information

Register your interest

People with Disability in Australia Report

The People with Disability in Australia report collates information from a variety of national data sources to provide a greater understanding of disability within Australia. Some people with disability experience routine challenges when actively engaging in everyday life areas, and are more likely to experience discrimination, violence and poorer health than those without disability. There is a brief summary of the findings as well as the full report available.

Read More

Elder Abuse Resources Now Available in 20 Languages

The Australian Human Rights Commission now has elder abuse awareness posters and bookmarks in 20 languages. The resources are designed to increase community awareness and understanding of elder abuse, increase inclusivity and to promote the National Elder Abuse phone line (1800ELDERHelp or 1800 353 374).

View Resources

My Aged Care Face-to-Face Support Now Available

Face-to-face support for older Australians and carers is now available at Services Australia to assist with navigating My Aged Care. Services Australia staff can assist with general enquiries; however Aged Care Specialist Officers (ACSO) can be booked by appointment in select centres for more specific assistance. Bookings can be made by phoning 1800 227 475.

Check locations of ACSOs

Seniors Rights Service and The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) on Understanding the Dynamics of Social Isolation of Older People

A research project on the experience of isolation and barriers to support services for older people within NSW is being conducted by the Seniors Rights Service and The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). AIFS are conducting both group and individual interviews with service providers and professionals throughout NSW, and you are invited to participate via telephone or online interview. All interviews are confidential, and findings will be used to increase understanding and engagement with isolated older people in NSW. For more information or to take part in the research project, contact the research team at 1800 720 142 or [email protected].

More information

Council on the Ageing (COTA) NSW Annual Online Survey

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) is conducting an annual survey to understand the issues that matter to people over 50 years old in NSW. The responses to the survey will contribute to their Election Policy Platform prior to the NSW State Election in March 2023 and will support COTA in identifying priority advocacy areas. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and closes on the 8 August 2022. Participants go in the draw to win an Apple IPAD.

Participate in the survey

City of Parramatta’s over 55s Leisure and Learning Activities

Registrations for City of Parramatta’s over 55s Leisure and Learning term 3 activities are now open. A wide range of educational, recreational, physical and social activities are delivered throughout the year, including tai chi, line dancing, pilates, painting, Zumba, and more. These provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy an activity while engaging with new people.

Register here

Aged Care Industry Association (ACIA) Online Workshops

The Aged Care Industry Association (ACIA) is hosting several online workshops in August 2022 including dignity of risk and duty of care, behaviour risk management, unit costing in community care and prevention of homelessness. There are eight workshops to choose from click here to see the full list of workshops and to register.


Commonwealth Home Support Programme Financial Declaration Statements Due

Financial declaration statements for CHSP funding arrangements are due by 30 July 2022. These declarations need to confirm that all grant funds were spent on the activities agreed upon in the arrangement, and/or to declare any unspent funds.

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.

Read More

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.

Download the Guide

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.
Skip to content