Upcoming Anglicare Australia network meetings
This year is well underway with a number of Anglicare Australia's special interest networks settling on the time and place for their next network meetings and forums.
The Research Network and the Media and Communications Network will meet on Tuesday February 26 and Wednesday February 27 in Sydney. Both networks will participate in a joint session on the findings of Anglicare Australia's 2018 State of the Family research, and the Media and Communications Network will have a training session on crisis communications and issues management.
Other confirmed dates include:
- The CFOs will meet on Wednesday 6 March 2019 in Sydney.
- The Financial Wellbeing and Children and Family Services Networks will hold a joint forum Wednesday 6 March 2019 in Adelaide.
- The Clinical and Care Governance Network will meet in Brisbane on 12 June (further details below).
For more information on these meetings or any other network activity, contact the convenors or members of the groups direct, or ask us for assistance at [email protected].
Anglicare Sydney partners with NSW Government to build more affordable housing
Anglicare Sydney will build 550 affordable properties, delivered over three years, as one of the successful applicants for Phase 2 of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).
“Anglicare Sydney is delighted to partner with the NSW Government in their initiative to increase housing supply and provide additional support for tenants,” said Grant Millard, CEO Anglicare Sydney.
Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the Social and Affordable Housing Fund proved what could be achieved when the Government worked with organisations like Anglicare to deliver great outcomes for vulnerable people.
“By embracing a collaborative approach, the Government and Anglicare are helping people to break the cycle of disadvantage and move towards greater independence,” Ms Goward said.
“I am delighted to welcome the second phase of this innovative program, which will ensure a pipeline of houses for vulnerable people for years to come.”
Click here to read more about Anglicare Sydney’s work on affordable housing.
Anglicare NT and Hawthorn Share Mental Health Message
Hawthorn Football Club players have joined headspace staff in Katherine to hold football clinics and share information about mental health.
As part of two days of activities, local Aboriginal elders and staff from headspace Katherine and Darwin met with Hawthorn players to discuss the needs of young people in the region and how the new partnership could provide assistance and raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing.
Developments for a new headspace centre are currently underway in Katherine. The centre will provide early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years and act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.
“Extensive consultations have taken place with young people and stakeholders in the local community to help shape the Katherine service,” said Jade Gooding, Executive Manager Mental Health at Anglicare NT.
“It was really fantastic to see Hawthorn supporting the local community here in Katherine. We’re looking forward to developing our partnership and continuing to prioritise youth mental health in the region,” said Jade.
Hawthorn CEO Justin Reeves said the headspace partnership is a great opportunity for the club to reinforce its commitment to encouraging positive mental health amongst Australians.
Click here to watch a video of the Katherine visit.
Save the Date for June 11 and 12: Compliance or improvement – What’s the evidence?
Anglicare Australia’s Clinical and Care Governance Network will hold a national meeting in Brisbane this June. Please mark the dates in your calendars now.
The CCGN hopes to encourage those involved in quality and risk across our services to be learning from each other across out-of-home care, aged care, disability, and mental health. This meeting will focus on the tension between an increased pressure to demonstrate compliance and our desire to improve the quality of care.
We hope to have a dinner on June 11 with a guest speaker to stimulate thinking on the theme. This will be followed by three key sessions on June 12 focusing on:
- Quality standards and frameworks across different services – how do they connect?
- Dealing with the growing pressure on compliance, while keeping the focus on quality of care.
- The role of the ‘client voice’ and the co-production of services.
A formal invitation will be sent out with the final program, and details will follow soon.
For more information, contact [email protected].