All resources

Title Category Description Type
Aboriginal Dementia Care (DVD)
Cultural Information

This resource is designed to educate service providers about caring for people living with dementia within an Indigenous context. It explores Aboriginal culture and best practice standards to be effective in providing services to Aboriginal peoples.
Copies of this DVD can be obtained from Macarthur Disability Services, South West Sydney HACC Training and Reform Project.
Maria Poulopoulos Ph: 4621 8400

ACAR Home Care Allocation by Region
General Information

The results of the ACAR 2014 allocations have just been released. For information on The Home Care place allocation by region please see the attached file.

Bridging Cultures A Guide to the Diverse Cultures in Australia
Cultural Information

Bridging Cultures is a resource developed by Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW & ACT to enhance the understanding of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) ageing populations in Australia.

The cultural considerations in this guide include:
• The role of the carer in the CALD context
• Cultural attitudes towards dementia, palliative care and continence
• History of CALD migration to Australia and demographics
• Customs and food
• Visiting and caring for the elderly
• End-of-life considerations
• Key events and cultural facts

Copies of this book can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

Careers in Home and Community Care (DVD)
About Home and Community Care Services

So what's it like working in home and community care services? This DVD explores various career options. We look at the issues surrounding care for frail older people or people with a disability and include interviews with a range of people employed at different levels in home and community care services.

Copies of this DVD can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

Cross Cultural Competency (DVD)
Cultural Information

Australia is a multi-cultural nation with representation from almost every nation on the face of the earth. This DVD examines the richness of cultural diversity and cultural competence within Home and Community Services. Best practice in these areas moves us towards a client centred model. Failure to engage culturally diverse clients can render a service ineffective.

Copies of this DVD can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

Cultural diversity in Aged Care (DVD)
Cultural Information

Cultural diversity in Aged Care. Exploring career options.

Copies of this DVD can be obtained from Strathfield Council
Ph: 9748 9999

Duty of Care
About Home and Community Care Services

Duty of Care is part of our lives. Everyday when we work or play we practise duty of care. Using workplace examples from a community care setting, this video clearly explains the complex concept of duty of care.

This video explores typical dilemmas, such as challenging behaviour, medication and privacy, which workers might face with their clients and offers a simple and effective process to attempt to solve those dilemmas without impinging on the rights of individual clients.

Copies of this DVD can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

DVSAT
General Information

Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool (DVSAT) Fact Sheet.

ECSC Sessions Flyer
Service Information

A flyer about information sessions for families, carers and people with disabilities about the changes in disability and planning resources to start preparing.

Effective Letters 50 of the Best
General Information

Letter writing is an important instrument for a community organisation to have in its toolbox. With this book, that tool becomes sharper and multifaceted. Effective Letters provides 50 templates and a multitude of ideas that will assist you to improve your letter writing skills, marketing, and data storage and use. It provides tips on personalising your correspondence, increasing its impact and effectiveness. This is a 'must have' resource for any community group.
Copies of this book can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

Food Safety in the Home
General Information

When we work in the home, handling food safely is very important, for our clients’ health and our own. This video explains how food safety is part of our work every day.

Copies of this DVD can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

Free Interpreting Service - General Information
General Information

The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services for Australian citizens and permanent residents with limited or no English language proficiency.

Free Interpreting Service - Local Government Authorities
General Information

Local government authorities (also known as local councils, cities or shires) can access the Free Interpreting Service to communicate with residents about most local government services.

Free Interpreting Service - Medical Practitioners
General Information

Medical practitioners can access the Free Interpreting Service to provide Medicare rebate services to anyone with a Medicare card.

Free Interpreting Service - Non-Government Organisations
General Information

Non-government organisations can access the Free Interpreting Service to provide approved casework and emergency services, where the organisation does not receive substantial government funding to provide these services.

Free Interpreting Service - Parliamentarians
General Information

As elected representatives, parliamentarians have a duty to communicate with their constituents, especially to advocate on their behalf. Parliamentarians can use credentialed interpreters to communicate complex or technical information to communities or individuals who may have limited or no English language proficiency.

Free Interpreting Service - Pharmacies
General Information

Pharmacies can access the Free Interpreting Service to dispense Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medications to anyone with a Medicare card.

Free Translating Service - General information
General Information

Get your important personal documents translated into English for free. People settling permanently in Australia are able to have up to ten eligible documents translated, into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date.

Get Stronger Live Longer
General Information

This video can be used to promote strength training and its benefits to older people. The aim is to provide information and inspire people to go out and start strength training and enjoy the benefits.

Increased strength can help prevent falls and also helps in the prevention and management of health conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes.

Copies of this DVD can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email:

Great Fetes: Fundraising and fun - without the fuss
General Information

This book is designed to help you run a successful fete with a minimum of fuss. Drawing on the experience of teachers, parents and fundraising experts, we've pulled together all of the tips and tools you'll need to pull off a fantastic event.

Copies of this book can be obtained from the Inner West Sector Support and Development Officer
Ph: 9911 9860 or
Email: