e-Bulletin: 20 April 2022
Thanks, Farewell & Good Luck

Sonya Irvine – our amazing Administration Officer, is leaving the team to commence a role with the University of Melbourne – Rural Clinical School. 

Sonya has been an integral part of the Sector Development Team for the past 3 years and has supported the sector and team with the introduction of systems, organisation of key events and development of newsletters – just to name a few. 

We will miss you Sonya – thanks for all that you have done for the team and the Sector.  Good luck on your new adventure.

Support at Home Homelessness Resource


A new Homelessness resource has been developed by some of the Victorian Diversity Advisors called How the Support at Home Programs can engage with Older People at risk of homelessness.

This is a practical guide for CHSP providers to identify and support older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

 

The resource demonstrates how the housing sector functions, and how providers, as well as the housing sector, can collaborate to address the needs of older people at risk of homelessness.

Please find a link to the resource below:

Homelessness Resource — HUME REGION ALLIANCE

 

There are still spots available for the second Cultural Competency Training session being held by BRMC on the 28th of April from 9.30-1.30pm (face to face).

Cultural Competency Training will support attendees to develop essential skills & knowledge in cross-cultural work & inclusion.

Register at: https://chsp-cctraining.eventbrite.com.au

 

LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care training 

There are also spots still available for the upcoming LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care training sessions presented by Val’s Cafe for all CHSP service providers across our region.

LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care training will introduce participants to:

  • LGBTI communities, terminology & definitions
  • Understanding the history & its impacts
  • Provide information on key aspects & issue of LGBTI ageing, and
  • Provide an introduction to LGBTI inclusive practices

Dates & registration details are listed below:

  • Thursday the 19th of May 2022
    1pm – 4.15pm

    Click here 19 May 2022 to register

  • Tuesday the 31st of May 2022
    10am – 1.15pm

    Click here 31 May 2022 to register

  • Wednesday the 29th of June 2022
    10am – 1.15pm

    Click here 29 June 2022to register

Natalie Miller, Regional Advisor – Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness, nataliem@bchc.org.au

Regional Assessment Service Showcase

A key element of successful reablement periods is effective communication between Service Providers and Regional Assessment Staff.  To support this communication and develop professional trust, we will be showcasing our Regional Assessment Services, Service Providers and innovative services. 

Let’s Meet the City of Ballarat RAS Team

 

TEAM MEMBER

POSITION

DAYS WORKED

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AS AN ASSESSMENT OFFICER

WHAT OTHER ROLES IN THE HEALTH/COMMUNITY SERVICE SYSTEM HAVE YOU HELD?

Shane

Team Leader

M-F

7 years

 

Julie

Intake

M-F

2 years

HACC/PYP

Emile

Assessor

M-F

2 years

Lifeline

Tara

Assessor

M-F

1 year

EN

Heather

Assessor

M-T

1 year

EMD

Sam

Assessor

T-F

9 months

RN

TAFE TEACHER

Raelene

Assessor

M-F

9 months

RN

TAFE TEACHER

Can you please tell us a career highlight?

Having the privilege and the pleasure of listening to a client’s stories and enabling them to remain independent.

Being a voice for people isolated by COVID-19 at the end of the phone.

What is the most difficult aspect of your role? Why?

Not being able to find an available service provider to refer to when a client has a need.

What inspires you?

The strength and resilience of people living with adversity. 

Our amazing team and the support we provide each other

People’s stories of triumph

Carers and families support of each other.

Favourite way to spend a day off?

Having a quiet drink

Going for a walk

Working in the garden.

Exercising in the hydrotherapy pool

Spending time with family

Horse riding

Camping by the campfire.

Do you have a particular reablement story or learning that you would like to share with us?

Visited and assessed a client who had a recent stroke with a left sided weakness. Provided referrals for Physiotherapy, Counselling and Occupational Therapy. Client was able to renew his licence and resume driving following modifications to his car.

Other general comments about Reablement:

The joy of a client’s confidence

A sense of achievement

Reengaging into groups

Relearning skills

Meeting new people after being in isolation. 

Service Provider Highlight

We would like to start highlighting the amazing outcomes and services that exist across the Grampians Region.  

Perhaps you have a new service that has commenced that you would like to promote or an existing service that you wish to remind us about, either way we would love to highlight the work you do.

If you have a service that you like us to showcase, please get in touch with us.

Supporting Volunteers to take an Inclusive Wellness Approach

 

The revised version of the Supporting Volunteers to take an inclusive wellness approach is now available to access on the Eastern Sector Development Team website and includes a Guide for Volunteer Coordinators, 12 Volunteer Handouts and free to access online learning videos

You can access the resources at:  

 

   

Melanie Perks, Wellness & Reablement Consultant: melaniep@bchc.org.au or Ph. 0409 945 301