The Sector Development Team’s fortnightly newsletter in which we will provide information relevant to CHSP and HACC-PYP service providers.

In this update:
Sector Development
– Grampians Region Best Practice Forum 2021: Doing Business Differently
– Workshop: Motivational Interviewing
Wellness & Reablement
– EOI: Facilitation Training for Social Support Group Staff

Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector: Issue 2021/6
Grampians Region CHSP/HACC-PYPBest Practice Forum: 2021
Virtual Event: Thursday 10 June 2021, 9.00am – 3.30pm
_____________________________________________________ “Doing Business Differently”
This one day virtual event will provide a platform for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) funded providers in the Grampians Region to unpack, share, and reflect on how they have been doing things differently!
The event will explore the following themes:
 –  Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
 –  Workforce Planning & Engagement
 –  Evaluation / Frameworks / Outcomes

To be facilitated by Lucy Bloom
Change maker, exceptional communicator and business fixer. 
Lucy will provide the keynote presentation and take you on a roller coaster ride of fascinating experiences and business learnings. Discover how to do business differently, why fun should be a factor in your strategic plan, how kindness and optimism fuel your bottom line and why courage needs daily practice.
Others presenting at the virtual forum include….
The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council: The first leadership group of its kind in Australia’s aged care industry.  The Council will provide an overview of one of its six core priorities, ‘to enhance workforce sustainability’ – by creating a qualified, skilled workforce that operates in an environment that is professionally rewarding and invested in its future.
Katherine Cape Consulting: Will share how she has been working collaboratively with community and organisational leaders to help deliver better results through developing and using outcomes measurements and undertaking evaluations.
Aged & Community Services Australia: One of Australia’s aged care provider peak bodies will join a local CHSP funded service provider, to outline how they worked together to develop a strategic workforce plan.
Impacto Consulting: Experts in social innovation for not for profits and government will host a panel discussion.  Hear how local service providers have been using co-design to create better services that deliver impact.
… and many other local service provider representatives, who will share their projects, successes, insights, challenges and learnings!
Final Agenda to follow.
Visit to register.
Cost: $22.50 per person (inclusive of GST and booking fee)
To secure your delegate pack, registrations close 21 May 2021.

Motivational Interviewing Workshops are available for CHSP/HACC-PYP funded Allied Health and Community Nurses.

Sessions will be 4 hours in duration, and will be virtual.
3 session dates to choose from in June, but places are strictly limited.
Registrations close 24 May 2021 (for all sessions!)Register at:
The Sector Development Team have engaged Groupwork Centre to deliver Facilitation Training for Social Support Group Staff.

The training will cover aspects of developing skills in practical facilitation, maximising group participation and managing hot spots.
There are 18 places available, and we will be taking Expressions of Interest in order to assign attendance in an equitable manner.
There will be initially one place available per organisation – and a waitlist will be created for other interested staff.
Should we receive more than one EoI from an organisation, we will consult with the manager regarding the offer of attendance.
As discussed, participants must commit to attending all four sessions, and there is a small charge to attend.
Please refer to the full details, dates and costs here: Facilitation Training for SSG Staff
Register by emailing no later than Friday 23rd April.

Melanie Perks, Wellness & Reablement Consultant,

Information for the Aged Care Sector: Issue 2021/6

This newsletter provides important information on matters affecting the aged care sector, including aged care initiatives, programs and processes. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. In addition to the newsletter, we also send announcements which provide short snippets of targeted information and are sent as required. To help ensure you haven’t missed any important information from us, we’ve added links to recent announcements including all COVID-19 updates. In this issue:

We are happy to help.

 Melanie Perks  Wellness and Reablement Consultant 0409 945 301  Kathleen Steenhuis  Grampians Regional Project Consultant 0418 309 489
 Jimmy Driscoll  Aboriginal Development Officer 0409 945 301  Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness
Sonya Irvine Administration 0477 304 402
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