Network Events and Meetings

From Principles to Practice

Delivering Wellness & Reablement Service Models

An Anglicare Australia Aged and Community Care Network forum

Anglicare Castle Hill, Sydney. Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June, 2017.

To download the information and registration form, click here. 

Anglicare Sydney (now including ARV) is hosting From Principles to Practice at their Anglicare Castle Hill aged care site, 284 Castle Hill Road, Castle Hill. They are offering site tours of their large integrated service model from 2:00pm on Wednesday 31 May.

Also on the Wednesday, Anglicare Australia’s Strategic Collaboration Group for Residential Aged and Community Care will take the chance to hold their second face-to-face meeting.

The Forum will properly kick off at 4:00 pm in the Menzies Room at the Fillingham Centre with a session on the new Home Care system. We will discuss how it’s working for people, for our services and our staff.

Anglicare Sydney is then offering cocktails before dinner.

Dinner, also courtesy of Anglicare Sydney, will be at the onsite restaurant. Keynote speaker Jane Mussared will talk to what a focus on wellness means beyond, as well as within, aged care.

Thursday 1 June has three key exploration sessions on what changes to practice the principles of wellness require, the impact and opportunities that new technologies offer, and what it all means for work force strategies. The forum will finish with a session on aged care reform and key advocacy and development opportunities for the network.


People wishing to reserve a place should email their name and contact details (and dietary preferences) to [email protected] with "REGISTRATION: From Principles to Practice" in the subject line as soon as possible, no later than COB Thurs 11 May, 2017.

Transport and accommodation

Anglicare Castle Hill is about 45 mins from the airport in non-peak periods. There are a number of hotels nearby, with the Novotel and Hills Lodge being served by an after dinner bus.

Day 1 – Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Menzies Room at the Fillingham Centre

1:30pm                              Bus from Novotel and Hills Lodge

2:00pm-4:00pm                Site tours– please book

2:00pm-4:00pm                Strategic Collaboration Group meeting - Menzies Room

4:00pm-5:30pm                Update and analysis of new Home Care funding arrangements - Menzies Room

5:30pm                               Cocktails

7:00pm- 9:00pm                Dinner courtesy Anglicare Sydney, with Jane Mussared

9:30pm                               Bus to Novotel and Hills Lodge

Jane Mussared, Dinner Speaker

Jane Mussared is the Chief Executive of the Council on the Ageing in South Australia (COTA SA), an older people’s movement promoting the rights, interests and futures of South Australians as they age.

Jane came to COTA SA in 2015 from ACH Group where she had been part of their Executive team since 2001, initially managing the Health and Community Services Division and then heading up People and Innovation.  Prior to that Jane was the Manager of the State Government Office for the Ageing.

Jane is a member of the National Aged Care Alliance Home Care Reforms Advisory Group and the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council (FECCA) Healthy Ageing Reference Network. Jane is also the Deputy Chair of Cirkidz.

Jane is a past Winner of the SA Innovation Award in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and of a Sanicare Scholarship to visit aged care in Malta and the Netherlands. Jane has a Masters’ Degree in Social Work (majoring in social policy and research) from the University of Michigan.

Day 2 – Thursday, 1 June

Menzies Room at the Fillingham Centre

8:30am                Registration, Coffee

8:45am                Welcome, Greetings

9:00am                 Wellness, Reablement and Changing Practice

  • What does wellness and reablement look like?
  • Are there outcome measures?
  • How do they change practice?
  • Benetas: Changes in practice that wellness and reablement require
  • Anglicare SQ: Entry level support and care
  • Anglicare Tas: High care in the home
  • Anglicare Sydney:  Pilot on restorative care

10:30am              MORNING TEA

10:45am              Assistive and monitoring technology: Where things are moving to. 

Anne Livingstone, Community Global Resourcing. 

12:00pm              LUNCH

12:45pm              Empowerment of staff:

  • Benetas: Will present on HACC in Vic and the active service model
  • Anglicare SA: Will talk about the skills base needed and the training or approach to build the workforce  
  • Anglicare Southern Queensland: Will talk on redesigning workforce models, noting links to a digitally enabled workforce and mechanisms such as EBAs   

 14:15pm             What do we need to do next?

Cooperative development: possible shared work on wellbeing indicators (note existing work on Personal Wellbeing Index). Shared positions on key priorities for aged care reform; input to NACA processes and direct to Department and Minister.

15:00pm              FINISH