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information about home supports?

Sutherland Shire Aged Care Interagency Collaborative on Abuse of Older People in Community Care

Formed in August 2016. The Collaborative was inspired by the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit (EAHRU) who did a presentation at the Aged Care Interagency.

The aim of the collaborative is to create awareness of abuse of older people receiving care and support to live in their own homes that builds the capacity of community aged care service providers to identify, respond to and prevent abuse.

The Collaborative organised an education event for service providers held in July 2017. This resource card was launched at that event and distributed to service providers.

The Collaborative meets after the Sutherland Shire Aged Care Interagency which is held bi monthly at Engadine Community Centre. The Interagency is to assist in-home and community based aged care service providers to network and share information. Further enquiries contact: Melinda Paterson –Sutherland Shire Sector Development Officer.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

SSCCI is a website for, and about, community care services in St George (ie. Bayside & Georges River LGAs) and Sutherland Shire, known as Southern Sydney.

1 May 2017

Are you hearing about changes to Home Care Packages for aged people, but not sure what it all means?
Read the government factsheets:
https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/g/files/net1426/f/documents/03_2017/consumer_fact_sheet_-_changes_to_home_care_-_v3.pdf
https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/g/files/net1426/f/documents/03_2017/consumer_fact_sheet_-_exit_amounts_-_v1.pdf
and videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvwg8lb4-Io

11 January 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme will become available in the South Eastern Sydney district from July 2017. The NDIS is a new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. This may include:
•personal care and support
•access to the community
•therapy services
•essential equipment

Current clients of Sutherland Shire and St George services will transition with help from their existing providers. For more information: http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ready-for-ndis/ndis-rollout/south-eastern-sydney/

9 January 2017

From 27 February 2017, changes to home care will improve the way services are delivered to older people in Australia. Find out what will change and what providers can do to be prepared.
https://agedcare.health.gov.au/programs/home-care/home-care-packages-programme-resources/changes-to-home-care