Concurrent Sessions – Community… Morris, Alushaj & Seach & England


Concurrent Sessions – Community… Morris, Alushaj & Seach & England

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How do we develop and maintain a quality regional and remote and culturally appropriate workforce strategy to assist with the demands of the current and future workforce?

Ms Sally Morris (Crest NT, Nightcliff, Australia)


The workshop

In the workshop delegates will get the opportunity to look at regional and remote models that have been developed and implemented and are proving to be successful.


We will then move into a hands-on interactive workshop around exploring work force opportunities in regard to how some of the current initiatives can work in your organisation and the benefits of a regional workforce model. Where working together in regional and remote locations is imperative. How this can be done and the success and challenges?

Whilst at all times focusing on ensuring that in thin markets we are providing culturally appropriate services?


Delegates will take away solutions and key messages as to how they can overcome some of the workforce issues faced in regional and remote locations


The Role of Transportation in ageing well

Miss Melinda Alushaj (Uniting Residential & Health Care, Leichhardt , Australia)
Renee England (Residential for Sydney South East)
Elise Seach (Uniting Residential & Health Care, Leichhardt , Australia)


One of the greatest barriers for older Australians to accessing and maintaining daily activities, leisure pursuits and hobbies is transportation, especially for those in aged care. It can be hard to maintain due to a number of reasons such as a decline in acuity, loss of family / carer and increased specialised care needs. We found the need to develop a transport system in our area, servicing 17 residential aged care homes to remove disadvantage in regards to mobility, understanding the impact it can have on a person’s autonomy and independence hence affecting their well-being. Homes within our area have residents with various care needs; to create a transport system that could support this we used the principles of the Community Engagement Framework. It showed us the importance of providing a responsive, supportive, enabling and flexible system that provided door-to-door service, having a flexible-enabling system not just a ‘one size fits all’ there will be less risk of residents being excluded and disengaged. The aim of the transport system was to help and encourage our residents to stay connected and continue to enjoy their daily routines and lifestyle pursuits in and outside of their homes.

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