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:
Diversity
– The Kindness Pandemic: Kitchen Table
Community Grants Hub
– Communique for Victorian CHSP Funding Recipients: December 2020
Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector Issue 2020/26
– CHSP grandfathered client additional migration – MAC now open
– Selecting Specialisations in My Aged Care – share your experiences
Grant Opportunities
– CHSP – CALD Respite Services 2020-2022
– Supporting Younger Veterans (Targeted Competitive Process)
Resources and Links
– ELDAC: Expressions of Interest
The Kindness Pandemic is an initiative of (c) 2020 celebrateageing.com

Kitchen Table


The Kitchen Table is the heart of many families. It provides a gathering place where hungry mouths are fed, hearts are nurtured, relationships are built and meaning is made. The Kitchen Table is also where many of us first met an older person and learn about their value in our lives and the world. Every family has its own kitchen table culture which influences the way the table is set, the food it carries, the people who sit at it, and the conversations that teach generations about what is acceptable and what is not.
The Kitchen Table Campaign is a series of stories about respect for older people in families. The stories highlight the value of respect – to help change ageist cultural values and prevent Elder Abuse by families. The Campaign aims to engage a range of families to explore what respect means across cultures. The Campaign is a collaboration between Celebrate Ageing and Elder Rights Advocacy.
https://www.thekindnesspandemic.org/kitchen-table.html#/
Communique for Victorian CHSP Funding Recipients: December 2020 This communique provides consolidated information and updates on:·        First Aid training for CHSP providers ·        Reporting ·        Future arrangements for SSD ·        CHSP Growth funding for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Respite Services ·        My Aged Care ·        2020 aged care workforce census ·        CHSP Reablement Community of Practice ·        Safer Care Victoria webinar Find the full Communique here. On behalf of the Community Grants Hub we would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday period!

Information for the Aged Care Sector Issue 2020/26

In this issue: For the full issue please head over here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/newsletters/information-for-the-aged-care-sector-issue-202025-0

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. https://www.health.gov.au/news/announcements/chsp-grandfathered-client-additional-migration-my-aged-care-provider-portal-now-open
Selecting Specialisations in My Aged Care – share your experiences Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA), on behalf of the department, is reviewing the current arrangements for aged care providers nominating specialisations in the My Aged Care Find a Provider tool. We would like to hear from provider representatives who are involved in creating and updating their organisation’s profile in the My Aged Care provider portal. We want to learn more about your decisions and experiences in nominating specialisations in the care of people from the nine Special Needs Groups. If you are able to contribute, we encourage you to complete the online survey by Friday 18 December 2020. You will not be identified in our reporting of survey results. If you would like further information about this project, or if you have any questions about your involvement in it, find out by: Department of Health
CALD Respite Services 2020-2022Agency: 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.
https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=561fda40-5fee-4884-868b-4fcfd00a9cf2
Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV)  The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the SYV program. The objectives of the program are to:
  • deliver services to the younger veterans’ community that build community capacity for the future and complement services already provided by the Commonwealth
  • expand on existing or well established services offered to the younger veterans’ community to new regions within Australia or in development of new services that will be offered in more than one location
  • raise awareness of the important issues faced by the younger veterans’ community.
The intended outcomes of the program are to:
  • support the development of well-researched and tailored services for the younger veterans’ community, with a particular focus on services supporting those at risk of experiencing poor mental health
  • develop capability within the veteran community that services the unique needs of the younger veterans’ community
  • fund organisations that can sustainably deliver services to the younger veterans’ community now and into the future
  • increase collaboration amongst organisations to expand services and harness existing expertise for the benefit of the younger veterans’ community
  • increase awareness of younger veterans’ community issues and/or services within the Australian and veteran communities, where doing so would benefit the younger veterans’ community.
https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/supporting-younger-veterans-syv-grants-program
ELDAC: Expressions Of Interest ELDAC is calling for expressions of interest from aged care service providers who wish to develop palliative care and advance care planning activities within their organisation. Community and residential aged care services are invited to enrol as participating sites in this exciting palliative care and advance care planning initiative. Read more about the expressions of interest.

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