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ELDAC Allied Health Toolkit 

ELDAC has developed an evidence-based toolkit for aged care organisations to equip them with tools, resources and guidance on palliative care practice for the support of older people nearing the end of life. The toolkit is divided into three sections: The Allied Health Team; Practising in Aged Care; and Guidance and Research. 

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Gwandalan National Palliative Care Program  

The Gwandalan Program aims to support palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Resources include e-learning modules which are all approved for CPD points, face-to-face workshops, and webinars that expand on what is covered by the modules. 

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Meaningful Engagement Mentors Program 

This program by Dementia Australia assists organisations to upskill selected staff in planning and delivering engagement activities that improve the quality of life of people living with dementia. Dementia Australia Facilitators guide staff in implementing the knowledge to projects within their organisation. Participation can be flexible, and staff are able to mentor others within their workplace to implement the same knowledge and skills. 

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Factsheet: Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) Assessment Pathways 

This factsheet informs permanent residential aged care providers about three AN-ACC assessment pathways for assessing and classifying an aged care resident. These pathways are dependent on whether they are a new resident entering palliative care, a current resident nearing end of life due to an event, and a current resident experiencing natural decline over time. There is also information about requirements and timeframes for assessment. 

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LiveUp National Ageing Platform 

This free platform supports people in making the most of their lives through their ageing journey. It includes tools and information, including a quiz that can direct people to local services, and other resources. 

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Department of Health and Aged Care Factsheets – Free Interpreting Services 

The Department of Health and Aged Care are encouraging eligible services and agencies to access Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS) due to funding being made available for this service. There are factsheets available in several languages with information on certain mental health and allied health services. 

Health Interpreting Services Programs

Mental Health Services Factsheet – English

Mental Health Services Factsheet – Simplified Chinese

Mental Health Services Factsheet – Traditional Chinese

Mental Health Services Factsheet – Arabic

Mental Health Services Factsheet – Punjabi

Mental Health Services Factsheet – Vietnamese

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.

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.
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