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Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) Leaders Mixer Summary and Presentation

On 2 June 2022, WSCF held its second Leaders Mixer for the year, for strategic and organisational leaders in greater Western Sydney to engage and network with other regional leaders, consider priorities and solutions across the aged care sector, discuss regional priorities and needs to better support older people, and more. Topics at this Leaders Mixer included lessons learnt from the NDIS transition to inform us in this period of aged care reform, wellness and reablement updates, and learning and training opportunities for sector workers. For those who missed out on attending, the presentation including speakers’ notes is available for viewing.

View the Leaders Mixer presentation

WestMet Summary and Updates

WSCF attends the WestMet Community Transport Regional Forum with the most recent one having been held on 22 June 2022. There were several updates from multiple organisations, as follows: Community Transport Organisation’s (CTO) online membership renewal process is now open for 2023, and their Strategic Plan 2023 is also available now; CTO is advocating with the University of Wollongong to calculate evidence-based unit costings for providers, as this is an effective method; WSCF is still offering subsidised translations and other support for transport providers. More information will be distributed to WSCF members and subscribers as it comes.

Have Your Say – Aged Care Pages Development Survey

The Department of Health is seeking feedback from website users which will help to guide the design, content and navigation of the aged care information on the Department’s website. The Aged Care Pages Development Survey will be open until Thursday 14 July, 5pm. If there are any enquiries or questions about completing the survey, please email [email protected].

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Free Online Elder Abuse Training

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is holding a free self-paced online course, the Abuse of the older person: eLearning Program for Health and Aged Care Professionals to assist health, aged care and allied professionals and service providers to respond to instances of elder abuse. This training is made up of three modules which cover various elements of elder abuse, the law and organisational governance, and understanding the rights of older people. This course will allow for approximately 6+ hours of Continuing Professional Development. For any questions, please contact [email protected].

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Register here

Dementia Prevention Animated Videos in 10 Languages

A series of animated videos have been developed in 10 different languages including Arabic, Tamil and Vietnamese, which are designed to make dementia information more accessible to people from non-English speaking backgrounds. These videos contain information about lifestyle changes and support information for carers of people living with dementia. These videos have been released by Moving Pictures, a project developed through a collaboration between National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and Curtin University, and co-designed with culturally and linguistically diverse community groups, organisations, services and service users.

Watch the videos here

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

Western Sydney Community Forum Tailored Services

Tailored solutions: We work one-on-one with community-focused agencies and groups, providing tailored solutions to assist in tackling specific priorities – whether it’s about service delivery or your business operations. Our qualified team has a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, enabling us to match you with the right person for the job.

Customised training: WSCF has a long history of providing industry development opportunities. We understand the human services industry that you work in and we have designed specific training programs to meet those specific needs. Training can be customised and delivered at a venue of your choosing.

What we Offer
Our team can deliver training customised to your situation, including but not limited to:

  • Governance
  • Marketing and branding
  • Leadership
  • Tender writing
  • Measurement and evaluation

In-house facilitation
Our experienced facilitators draw on proven approaches to achieve results. Some areas of speciality include:

  • Visioning and value-based sessions
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Design thinking workshops to build new ideas
  • Project planning and development
  • Complex negotiations, mergers and partnerships
  • Review and evaluation sessions
  • Public or community meetings

Contact us 
Tell us where a facilitated outcome might assist you. We can customise our approach to suit your needs. We also offer design services, for your reports, flyers, publications.

WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services.

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