The Sector Development Team’s fortnightly newsletter in which we will provide information relevant to CHSP and HACC-PYP service providers.
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In this update:
Sector Development
– Grampians Region Service Provider Network Meeting: Register Now
– Diversity: CALD
Wellness & Reablement
– End of LIfe Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC)
– Ageism
Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector Issue 2020/25
– CHSP grandfathered client additional migration – MAC now open
– CHSP Reablement Community of Practice
Department of Health & Human Services
– HACC-PYP Services: Agencies and Funding 2020-2021
Listing for who, what and where regarding HACC-PYP services
Resources and Links
– CFA: eLearning for Workers – free online training available for bushfire awareness and preparedness

  Grampians Region Service Provider Network meeting
10 December 2020 : 11.30am to 1.30pm (online)
Agenda can be found here
We are continuing with the Zoom meeting format for this upcoming meeting and as such we need you to register to attend the meeting, via the below link. Following your registration, Zoom will automatically send you a link to the meeting. PLEASE BE AWARE that the link below is not the meeting link.

The attendance registration link is: href=””> Please note the following dates and times for the network provider meetings for 2021:
  • Thursday, 11 March 2021, 11.30am to 1.30pm (online)

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021, we are hoping to schedule a full day face to face meeting!

or refer to the calendar of events on our website for upcoming meeting dates!

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Older People

Australia’s population is culturally diverse. According to ABS (2016) data, older Australians speak over 260 different languages, and many older CALD adults are not proficient in English.
  End of Life Directions for Aged Care
ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians. ELDAC have a developed a range of Toolkits to support health professionals and aged care workers. Toolkits are a collection of information, resource ad tools are a particular topic or practice area.  Home Care is one of these practice areas.  Each ELDAC toolkit looks at Clinical Care, Education and Learning and Organisational Support. Check out what ELDAC by visiting their website –
What is ageism? Ageism is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. Ageism can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices, or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs. How can we combat ageism? Tackling ageism will require a new understanding of ageing by all generations. This understanding needs to counter outdated concepts of older people as burdens, and acknowledge the wide diversity of the experience of older age, the inequities of ageism, and demonstrate a willingness to ask how society might organize itself better. When considering wellness and reablement, and the principles of the approach – it is important to not allow ageist thoughts and beliefs to impact on the work you do.  Statements and thoughts such as ‘they can’t do that because they’re old’ or ‘it’s a downward slide once you reach 65’ are not helpful and can have a negative impact on client outcomes. Reflect on your own thoughts, values and attitudes or take a quick quiz:

Information for the Aged Care Sector Issue 2020/25

In this issue: For the full issue please head over here:

CHSP grandfathered client additional migration – My Aged Care provider portal now open

The My Aged Care provider portal is open for 10 weeks and will close at 11.59pm AEDT on Friday 29 January 2021.
CHSP Reablement Community of Practice The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Reablement Community of Practice has just been launched and provides a discussion forum for CHSP providers to engage with other providers about wellness and reablement.
HACC-PYP Services: Agencies and Funding 2020-2021The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) provides support for younger people with disabilities whose capacity for independent living is at risk. Services are targeted to younger people with moderate, severe or profound disabilities and their unpaid carers. Not everyone who is eligible can receive an immediate service. Service providers use priority access guidelines (available in the Victorian Home and Community Care program manual 2013) to manage demand for services. The HACC-PYP agencies and funding listing has been updated as of 1 July 2020. On the web page, please scroll to the bottom to find the spreadsheet. The listing includes: Service Provider, Activity, Sub-activity, LGA, Targets and Funding for 2020-2021.
CFA: e-Learning for Workers

Bushfire Safety for Workers

Do you work in or travel through high Bushfire and Grassfire risk areas over summer? CFA has an online bushfire safety workshop for people who work in high bushfire risk areas. This online session applies to any person who works in high risk areas over summer.

Bushfire Planning – How to support your clients

(It is best to have completed the Bushfire Safety for Workers module before this one.) Do you work in the Health, or Community and Social Services sector with clients or patients in their homes, supporting them to live independently?This new e-learning module uses videos and interactive content to help you learn how to support your clients with bushfire safety.
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