NSW COVID-19 Testing Clinics

Use this tool to find your nearest coronavirus testing centre in NSW. Search via postcode or suburb, and the type of clinic you are looking for, such as walk-in, no booking required, or wheelchair accessible. There are also resources on COVID-19 symptoms, rapid antigen tests, and other related information.

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Skills Training and Resource Service (STARS) Training Calendar March 2022 

STARS training is available throughout March, with priority given to CHSP volunteers and workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West Local Government Areas. Topics include volunteer training and networking, and community governance training. Note there is updated information which has not been included in the calendar but is included when clicking the registration links to each session within the calendar. For more information or to request to be added to the STARS mailing list, contact Leonie Puckeridge on 9750 9344 or at leonie.puckeridge@4cs.org.au.

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CHSP 2022-23 Extension Fact Sheets

The Department of Health has factsheets for service providers in care and housing, sector support and development, and specialized support services. These fact sheets contain information that will help providers prepare for the CHSP 2022-2023 extension and transition to the Support at Home Program from 1 July 2023.

Assistance with Care and Housing providers factsheet

Sector Support and Development providers factsheet

Specialised Support Services providers factsheet

Community Services Students Available for Potential Workplace Supervisors

Granville TAFE has a number of trained and supervised students from their Diploma of Community Services who are ready to complete their final placement of 100 hours.  They can contribute to projects involving quantitative/qualitative research, customer service, and advocacy. Specific work and the scheduling of hours will be negotiated between the student, workplace supervisor and academic supervisor and should ensure adequate opportunities for learning and applying skills.

For more information, please contact Miguel Ferrero on 0413 721 030 or at miguel.ferrero3@tafensw.edu.au.

Active Parramatta Van Better Ageing Programs Term 1 2022

City of Parramatta Council are offering free exercise programs for residents aged over 55 within the Parramatta Local Government Area, with Term 1 registrations opening at 9am from Monday, 10 January 2022. Activities include mobility, cardio, strength and seniors gentle exercise.

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Managing Home Care Through COVID-19 – Resources for Home Care Providers

Home care providers have a wide range of resources and information for managing COVID-19 for care recipients. There is information on state and territory public health orders, COVIDsafe and emergency care plans, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, rapid antigen tests (RAT), financial support and grant opportunities, vaccinations, infection control training, and various factsheets on COVID-19.

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Accessible COVID-19 Information

The Department of Health has a range of COVID-19 resources available in Easy Read format, for people with disability as well as others requiring accessible information. Information includes COVID-19 FAQs, preventing the spread, vaccinations, emergency planning, and phone numbers for seeking support.

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WILMA Seniors Gentle Exercise Class

Women in Lower Macarthur Area (WILMA) Women’s Health Centre, a local service based in Campbelltown, is offering a free seniors’ gentle exercise class for local senior women, every Thursday until 7 April, from 9.30am to 11.30am.

For more information, please contact WILMA on 4627 2955 or at wilma@wilma.org.au.

WSCF Affordable Translation Services

Western Sydney Community Forum offers a trusted document translation service for small and large organisations and businesses. We use NAATI-accredited translators with expertise in translating a range of documents to assist with your service delivery, from simple brochures to complex and sensitive publications. Members can access this service at a subsidised cost.

For more information, contact info@wscf.org.au.

My Aged Care consumer resources

The My Aged Care website features a range of resources for you to share with consumers about how to get started with My Aged Care.

These resources include new case study videos for:

  • people who speak other languages
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • You can view or download all of these resources from the My Aged Care website.

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Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program

The updated Directory of Western Sydney Services for Commonwealth Home Support Program is now available.
Please contact Sora Machida, Multicultural Access Project Officer
Ph: 8838 2173 Sora.Machida@health.nsw.gov.au

Free guide: Adding value to governance in aged care

The Governance Institute of Australia has refreshed their free guide, ‘Adding value to governance in aged care’ to help providers manage their governance responsibilities.

The free guide addresses a broad range of issues including:

  • the role of governance and a director
  • the unique challenges facing the sector
  • factors to consider before taking a board position
  • issues the board should consider when appointing a new member
  • the relationship between the board and management
  • risk management
  • interaction with stakeholders.

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Western Sydney Community Forum Tailored Services

Tailored solutions: We work one-on-one with community-focused agencies and groups, providing tailored solutions to assist in tackling specific priorities – whether it’s about service delivery or your business operations. Our qualified team has a wide range of multidisciplinary experience, enabling us to match you with the right person for the job.

Customised training: WSCF has a long history of providing industry development opportunities. We understand the human services industry that you work in and we have designed specific training programs to meet those specific needs. Training can be customised and delivered at a venue of your choosing.

What we Offer
Our team can deliver training customised to your situation, including but not limited to:

  • Governance
  • Marketing and branding
  • Leadership
  • Tender writing
  • Measurement and evaluation

In-house facilitation
Our experienced facilitators draw on proven approaches to achieve results. Some areas of speciality include:

  • Visioning and value-based sessions
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Design thinking workshops to build new ideas
  • Project planning and development
  • Complex negotiations, mergers and partnerships
  • Review and evaluation sessions
  • Public or community meetings

Contact us 
Tell us where a facilitated outcome might assist you. We can customise our approach to suit your needs. We also offer design services, for your reports, flyers, publications.

WSCF members are entitled to subsidised services

Contact us now to discuss your needs