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Commonwealth-funded support, influencing the way the sector delivers culturally appropriate and responsive aged care services to diverse older Australians

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Multicultural expertise designed to support aged care providers meet commonwealth reforms and diversity frameworks
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The latest data, updates, knowledge, resources, and materials which will spearhead your organisations cultural practices

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Latest Multicultural Aged Care Updates

Top 5 articles featured this month across aged care media

Hub Welcome Videos

Commonwealth announcements and updates for aged care providers

Important dates: Result of the review of the CHSP programs

• November 2021 – indicative service offer and funding.
• November 17 2021, Commonwealth webinar
• December 2021, early January 2022, indicative service offer .
• In early 2022, draft grant agreement
• In March 2022, can apply for transition support to manage cash flow impacts from payment in arrears.
• In July 2022, the CHSP manual will be updated. read more..

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Latest aged care service delivery notices

Commonwealth news – News re: infection control measures – Update: Single site workforce arrangements are ending in NSW/ACT on 15 November 2021

It is now appropriate for residential aged care providers in these areas to commence transitioning out of single site arrangements. This transition should occur over the next two weeks, with the end of single site employment on 15 November 2021, after which time workers can return to usual working arrangements. Providers must stay informed with any public health measures for these areas which can be found on NSW and ACT government websites.

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New vaccination requirements for community care workers from 25th October 2021

From 9am on 25 October and until 29 November, disability workers and in-home and community aged care workers must not provide disability services unless they have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (unless they have a medical exemption).

From 9am on 29 November, disability workers and in-home and community aged care workers must not provide disability services unless they have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (unless they have a medical exemption).

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Recommended Training Opportunities

CALD SSD Updates

Meet our Multicultural CALD Sector Support Development Officers from across Australia

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CALD SSD and Policy Officer
Community Industry Group
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Multicultural Calendar

What’s on their mind?

Each month we ask 20 providers, clients and carers about the issues, concerns and priorities that are concerning them. Below is a snapshot of their feedback. 

Providers

  • What parameters and conditions do we implement leading up to the COVID xmas? 65% 65%
  • What essential training priorities should aged care staff have completed before th end of 2021? 80% 80%

CaLD Seniors

  • Is it safe to attend face to face aged care services and programs now? 85% 85%
  • How do we know the services are safe? 60% 60%

Carers

  • How do we know providers are ready and prepared for our older family members o go back? 90% 90%
  • A lot has changed since we were attending social groups. What changes will we see when we return? 79% 79%

Latest COVID 19 Multicultural Resources

Reopening NSW Roadmap (multilingual resources)

Reopening NSW Roadmap shows the guidelines to follow in each sector Reopening NSW Roadmap shows the guidelines to follow in an easy to read table format. It has been now translated into multiple languages. English, Simplified Chinese, Greek, Italian, Korean, Punjabi, Serbian, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese

Roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions in 12 Languages

Roadmap to reopening NSW summary
Available in English, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Serbian, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Punjabi, Greek, Italian, Tamil

Steps for Contact Tracing Factsheet Tongan and Samoan community

This resource explains what contact tracing is and what happens when you become a close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line Now Open

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line 1800 171 866

8:30am – 6pm (Monday – Friday)

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line is available to those less connected to the internet and is in need of ways to access COVID-19 related information for their circumstances

Joint initiative of COTA, PICAC, Dementia Australia, National Seniors, OPAN. Supported by funding from the Australian Government

Stay at home message video developed by MECA (Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency)

Stay at home message video developed by MECA (Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency)

CHSP Service Directory 2021

CHSP Service Directory 2021

Exciting developments in the multicultural aged care space

Reforms are difficult to understand and decipher?

Check out the MAP SSD updates and commentary on the reforms, or join the forums to ask questions.

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Multicultural Training Options and Events on Now

Read providers and aged care personnel reviews on the different training available specifically targeting multicultural aged care skills development
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What’s new for 2023?

What we need to know for the year ahead. 

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Confidential ‘One-on-One’ Coaching and Support with  Multicultural Expert

Service providers or personnel need help to improve multicultural practices in aged care?

Not sure where to begin and need that personalised support. Let us match you with the right expertise to provide you with that individualised tailored support. 

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The Latest Developments in Multicultural Aged Care

See the list of international and national research on multicultural ageing

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Multicultural Specific COVID Tools and Updates

Freedom day has arrived, but COVID is going anywhere yet.  Maintain effective CALD messaging to communities using these great tools and latest updates

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Multicultural Leaders Talk Reform

Follow CALD SSD interviews with leading members and influencers on how the reforms affect our CaLD seniors.
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NEW Multicultural Calendar for Aged Care Providers 

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Dept Health and Dept Social Services NEWS!!

See the latest news feeds and updates of following the links to receive your own links directly from the commonwealth.

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Best Practice Models 

A journey across Australia as we showcase examples of best practice models and case studies.  Follow service providers as they share with us their secrets to delivering culturally responsive aged care supports. 

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Latest Multicultural Videos and Materials

Never run a boring team meeting again. Embed the latest digital or interactive tools into your next session

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Centre for Cultural Diversity

The Centre provides expertise in culturally inclusive policy and practices for the aged services sector. They have over 20 years of experience in supporting aged care providers to address the needs of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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The CALD SSD programs work collaboratively with PICAC programs to support aged care providers to deliver excellence in culturally appropriate aged care. Visit their site to learn more….

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Multicultural Tools 7 Resources

Multicultural videos and talks

Seniors conversations in over 25 languages

FREE – Over 400 podcasts in over 23 languages 

Listen to conversations with seniors and aged care providers discuss over 14 priority aged care topics. 

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New multicultural calendar for aged care providers

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