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
– Appointment to the ADO position
– Trauma Informed Practice: Workshop
– Save the Date: Best Practice – 10 June 2021
Wellness & Reablement
– Webinar: Utilising the My Aged Care Provider Portal … what is required and how to make it easy
– EOI: Facilitation Training for Social Support Group Staff
Department of Health
– Information for the Aged Care Sector: Issue 2021/5
Community Grants Hub
– CHSP Manual updates + CHSP First Aid Training FAQs
Welcome to our new Aboriginal Development Officer Jimmy Driscoll who commenced on 30 March 2021, and will be working 4 days/week – Tuesday to Friday.
Jimmy brings strong communication skills as well as project management and engagement skills which he’s gained from working in the Sport and Recreation field in the Northern Territory and Services Australia.
Jimmy is currently getting up to speed on all things CHSP and HACC-PYP.  Reading the manuals, and learning a whole other language with all the acronyms – so to speak!
Please welcome Jimmy to the team.

Trauma Informed Practice
webinars/workshops for CHSP and HACC-PYP service providers in the Grampians Region.
When: Monday 26th April and Monday 10th May 2021 – 11.00am until 1.00pm 
The course will be delivered in two separate sessions (2 hours each) with an overall total of four hours attendance.
Participants must be able to attend both sessions.
This two part webinar program introduces the topic of trauma informed practice within a health and community service framework and will cover the topics:
• Definition of trauma informed practice
• Understanding the neuro-developmental impact of trauma
• Introducing trauma informed practice from an aged care perspective
• Understanding vicarious trauma
• Supporting people’s mental health and other underlying conditions
• Recognise the implications for organisations in implementing a trauma informed framework, including barriers and strategies for implementation.
The program will provide an opportunity for participants to develop a greater understanding of working with vulnerable people and creating an inclusive environment in which to work with clients.
To register:
Free for all staff working in CHSP and HACC-PYP service provision in the Grampians Region – including direct support staff, allied health clinicians, community nurses, community care workers and their team leaders and managers.
The session is being developed and facilitated by SAL Consulting.

Best Practice 10 June 2021
9.00am to 3.30pm
Doing Business Differently

Webinar: Utilising the My Aged Care Provider Portal … what is required and how to make it easy

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 2021/5

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:
CHSP Manual updates + CHSP First Aid Training FAQs
Please find attached the following information from the Department of Health:
The latest version of the CHSP Manual is available on the Department of Health website. Thank you Community Grants Hub Commonwealth Home Support Programme Victorian State Office Department of Social Services

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