The Sector Development Team’s fortnightly newsletter in which we will provide information relevant to CHSP and HACC-PYP service providers. Riddle: I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone and cities with no buildings.
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In this update:Sector Development
– e-Learning Modules *Now Available*
– Guiding Principles *Now Available* Diversity
– Forgotten Australians: Trauma Informed Care
– Veterans: Trauma Informed Care
– Kinfolk Project: Trans and Gender Diverse People Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector Issue 2020/27
– CHSP grandfathered client additional migration – MAC now open Community Grants Hub
– New arrangements for SSD under the CHSP – Additional Information Grant Opportunities
– Forecast Opportunity View – CHSP Growth Funding 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 Training and Development
– Val’s: CHSP LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Awareness Training – Introduction (eventbrite links included)
The Sector Development Website hosts an array of tools, information and links to learning modules, to support Grampians Region CHSP and HACC-PYP service providers.
More than 500,000 older Australians are not being served properly by the aged care sector. That is the approximate number of Forgotten Australians, people who at one point in their life were placed in institutional or out-of-home care as children and therefore need safer and more personalised aged care. “Thanks to ongoing advocacy from the Forgotten Australians we know that their childhood experiences in orphanages, missions or homes run by Government, charities, religious groups and other organisations, were marked by neglect, abuse and human rights violations,” says Dr Monica Cations form Flinders University. Cations is the lead author of the collaborative research study on this cohort, titled Safe and Inclusive Aged Care for Forgotten Australians/Care Leavers.
Returning to institutionalised care facilities later in life can be re-traumatising and the research found that common aged care practices can be insensitive to the needs and preferences of Forgotten Australians.
Cations’ research has led to a number of recommendations that providers can implement to improve aged care and she joined Aged Care Insite to discuss the work.
The 10 immediate actions can be found here.
The full article can be viewed here: agedcareinsite.com.au
Veterans: Trauma Informed Care Introduction to Diversity – Veterans (14:55)
Introduction to diversity – veterans of the Australian Defence Force or an allied defence force including the spouse, widow or widower of a veteran.
This video is an online resource for aged and community care service providers. The resource aims to promote a basic understanding of the impact of past experiences and how, for some people, these may result in barriers when accessing services. In this video, Brendan from Open Arms, Department of Veterans Affairs, talks about how the experiences of people who are veterans of the Australian Defence Force or an allied defence force including the spouse, widow or widower of a veteran impact access to services and what service providers can do to be more inclusive.
Information and resources to further your knowledge:
Aged care diversity framework https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/aged-care-diversity-framework
Open Arms, Veterans and Families Counselling https://www.openarms.gov.au/
Department of Veterans Affairs https://www.dva.gov.au/ Kinfolk Project: Trans and Gender Diverse people
This resource was developed as part of the Kinfolk project, which was funded by the Commonwealth
Department of Health, Australia to increase choice and control for older TGD people. The project
responded to research demonstrating that older TGD people may not have their Choice or Dignity
respected by family members, service providers or other service users. Our Authentic Selves
These resources were developed for aged care service providers to promote the rights of older Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) people to be their authentic selves. The resource outlines how Standard One of the Aged Care Standards, applies to the lives of older TGD people. The resources are centred around 10 elements of Dignity and Choice and an eight point action plan.
The resources include:
A document outlining the 10 Elements: OurAuthenticSelvesResource
A film in which service providers reflect on the 10 elements: see below and link here our film below
An interactive resource for facilitating a workshop for service providers: here
Poster for aged care service providers to print and display: see Poster
New arrangements for Sector Support and Development under the CHSP – Additional Information
Victorian CHSP Funding Recipients
On 10 December 2020, the Department of Health advised that funding arrangements for the Sector Support and Development (SSD) Sub-Program would be extended for a further 12-months from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, to bring it into line with the rest of the CHSP.
The objective of the SSD Sub-Program is to support the development of the home support service system and enable CHSP service providers to operate effectively, in line with the objectives of the program and within the context of the broader aged care system.
To be eligible for a 12-month extension, all CHSP SSD providers are expected to review and, if necessary modify their service delivery models in line with the scope and objectives of the SSD Sub-Program.
Examples of activities and services which may be undertaken by CHSP SSD providers include:
Supporting older Australians, their families and carers to engage with the aged care system through:
o Information provision;
o Help with system navigation; and
o Collecting and providing feedback to government on client requirements
Supporting and building CHSP sector capability building and change management through:
o Networking and information sharing;
o Strengthening the capacity of CHSP service providers to deliver quality services that are responsive to client needs, including clients with diverse needs;
o Brokering, coordinating and delivering training and education materials to CHSP service providers, the workforce and consumers; and
o Developing and promoting collaborative partnerships within the CHSP and across the broader aged care service system
Embedding wellness, reablement and restorative care approaches into service delivery
Examples of out of scope activities may include, but are not limited to:
Activities and services that only build the capacity of the funded organisation, rather than the capacity of the sector including:
o Review and development of internal policies and procedures;
o Assessment of compliance with internal or external policies, procedures, guidelines and laws;
o Website maintenance, marketing and promoting other services delivered by your organisation;
o Support for in-house training, induction and volunteer workforce
Direct CHSP service delivery and activities more closely aligned with the objectives of other CHSP service types like Social Support, Transport and Meals;
Capital works and build maintenance, repairs and refurbishments (e.g. renovations, refitting buildings, installation of gardens, solar panels and blinds);
Supporting researchers to recruit older residents to participate in studies and research projects;
Operating Senior Citizen Centres; and
Services already offered by other Commonwealth and State/Territory Government agencies.
In the first quarter of 2021, the Department of Health will revise the Performance Report and Activity Work Plan templates to improve the accuracy and consistency of SSD reporting. Further information on the revisions will be communicated to service providers in early 2021.
Please contact your Community Grants Hub Funding Arrangement Manager if you are unsure if your particular CHSP SSD service delivery model is ineligible under the new arrangements.
Wishing you all a safe holiday period!
Community Grants HubCommonwealth Home Support ProgrammeVictorian State Officecommunitygrants.gov.au
Forecast Opportunity View – CHSP Growth Funding 2020-21 and 2021-22Agency: Department of Health
Program Name: Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Close Date & Time: 22 December 2020, 2.00pm
Description: The purpose of this grant opportunity is to support providers to deliver centre-based respite services for multicultural communities by providing tailored activities for CALD clients and respite for their carers. To strengthen the provision of specialised aged care services for CALD clients, the allocation of $10m per year in 2020-21 and 2021-22 would fund centre-based respite services for multicultural communities by providing tailored activities for CALD clients and respite for their carers.
To be eligible you must be:
a current CHSP provider;
an approved provider of home care packages; or
a Registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider.