In this update:

  • February Alliance meeting
  • Swinburne – Victorian Community Care Education and Training Courses
  • Create, Engage, Motivate – A Forum for Social Support Staff
  • Reminder to enter home care information in the service finder
  • Financial Capability Workshops
  • Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations and people affected by Past and Forced adoptions – Workshops – March 2018
February Alliance Meeting Many thanks to all those people who were able to attend the  CHSP/ HACC-PYP Alliance Meeting, held in Ballarat on 28 February 2019. The following documents have been provided to these who registered to attend. If you did not receive anything, or would like a copy of the documents,  please email
  • Agenda
  • RDC Report
  • Same, Same but Different Presentation
  • Sector Development Team Update
  • What is National Reconciliation Week
  • Aged Care Standards Presentation
  • Self Assessment Workbook (MS Word)
  • RAS Implementation Report
  • Wellness and Reablement Report
  • Aboriginal Development Officer Report
  • Diversity Advisor Report
  • Draft Revised Terms of Reference
  • Hepburn Shire RAP Presentation
  • West Wimmera Health Services Meals Voucher Video
The next Alliance meeting will be held Thursday 30 May in Horsham.
Reminders from the Department of Health: Requirements for entering home care information in the service finder The department is aware some providers are entering information incorrectly in the My Aged Care service finder. The issues of concern include: – outlet names containing marketing slogans or phone numbers – selecting a national or state service delivery area – this is only acceptable if the outlet can provide services to that entire area – having multiple outlets servicing the same postcode(s). The department has issued guidance materials outlining the requirements for entering information in the My Aged Care service finder. Audits have been done to identify providers not complying with the requirements. It is recommended you review your information in the My Aged Care service finder to see if you need to make any changes to comply with the requirements. The department will take further action as appropriate to ensure this requirement is met. More information is available in the Managing your home care service information factsheet.
In Case you missed it last month…. Financial Capability Workshops – for women over 50 WIRE is now taking group bookings for our new workshop, Financial Capability – A workshop for women over 50. The workshop is free and includes all materials and lunch for participants. This workshop is for women, gender diverse and non-binary folk over 50 years of age. It will suit those who:
  • Are low in confidence when it comes to money and finances
  • Would like to improve their money skills
  • Want to learn about where to get more help around money and finances
  • Live in Victoria
This project aims to build participants’ confidence in the skills they already possess, facilitate the sharing and learning of new skills, offer new avenues for information and support and encourage participants to continue learning & improving their financial participation. Attendees can expect to learn about:
  • Different financial products
  • Money management including setting goals and troubleshooting
  • What their rights are
  • Where to get help
To run this workshop with your group or clients, you will need to have a room with tables and chairs for up to 9 people (including the facilitator), plus any potential support people. You will also need facilities to serve food, make hot drinks and clean up afterwards. All costs are funded through the project, including expenses related to travel throughout Victoria and WIRE hopes to be able to deliver this widely, including rural and regional parts of the state. We endeavour to make the workshops as accessible as possible, however, please get in touch if your group has access needs and we can talk about what we can facilitate. If you think this might be right for your group you can register your interest online at or call the project coordinator, Lou on 8326 7114
Understanding Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations and People affected by past and forced adoptionsThank you to all who attended a workshop in either Ballarat or Horsham hearing from Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations and people affected by Past and Forced adoptions. Presenters shared very powerful personal stories which greatly contributed to our understanding of the lived experience. We trust participants will be motivated to share the leanings within the workplace and develop understanding of Forgotten Australians. The resource developed for the Grampians Region is available HERE.  This is to be read in conjunction with Australian Government Department of Health ‘Caring for Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations’ An information package for aged care services. If further support is required please contact Mary Slater 0428 463 587.