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Message from the CEO

Dear Colleagues, We have received the first stage for Community Options Australia’s Strategic Plan report, which includes the consultation with our key stakeholders, staff and our referring agents. I can state that this has been a productive process and very informative with the feedback being honest and positive. Importantly this feedback has provided COA with…
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October is Mental Health Month

Community Options Australia supports mental health awareness in our communities. While there may be no single way of making people mentally healthier, a large part of good mental health relies on community support, the ability to provide time to listen and social connectedness. These are hallmarks of COA’s philosophy. By raising awareness of mental health,…
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Carers Week 13-19th October

Community Options Australia recognises and acknowledges the incredible support carers provide to their loved ones. So much of the responsibilities and investment of time fall on the shoulders of family and relatives so that without this support, many people would not be able to cope or manage day-to-day. Carers are pivotal in the lives of…
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Message from the CEO

There are several reforms and reviews currently taking place in the aged care and disability sectors which the government has announced. These are significant reforms which will shape the sector over the coming years and decades. However, with all these reforms it is sometimes difficult to put into perspective what is most important. I want…
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COA partners with Western Sydney University

COA received approval as a student placement supervised workplace for students of the Health Services Management school from Western Sydney University. COA has this month welcomed students who will complete their supervised internships. This great initiative supports the student’s experience of the workplace and gain insights into the industry. Importantly, it also provides an opportunity…
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COA hosts ComPacks Case Managers Workshop

On Wednesday, September 18th just over 20 Case Managers came together from our LHD’s across NSW to participate in a facilitated workshop addressing Mental Health, SASH, and Case Manager record keeping within the Client Management System. Later in the afternoon, in a facilitated feedback session with Elton Consulting, they shared ideas on the challenges and trends…
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Message from the CEO

It has now been six months since I commenced with Community Options Australia, and it is time to reflect and provide a report card. I have met with almost all stakeholders in our network. It has been extremely valuable, including getting a sense of the mood from the sector with the number of changes and…
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Jasmine Glennan joins COA as Senior Manager – Service Delivery

Jasmine comes to us having been in senior management roles within primary and community health care, aged care and most recently as the Acting Director, Integration and Enablers, Integrated and Community Health Health for Western Sydney Local Health District. Jasmine’s experience in developing and evaluating programs within primary care, coordinating needs assessments, service development, people…
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Community Options Australia – ComPacks Case Managers Workshop

On Wednesday 18 September 2019 COA will host a workshop for Compacks Case Managers from within its network of service providers. This follows on from a successful event held earlier in the year and continues the commitment from COA for provision of ongoing education and networking opportunities. Places are limited and filling fast. Registration is…
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Provider Survey – Future Design of CHSP

The Department of Health has invited Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to provide information regarding aspects of their current and planned service delivery. This information will be used to inform the design and development of the CHSP over the 2020 – 2022 extension period and beyond. A link to the survey will be sent…
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Understand how community support services can complement NDIS services

National Disability Insurance Agency – learn about how other supports together with your NDIS plan can help you reach your goals. Watch Video #community #information #preparing #video
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Collaborative pathway to innovation

In Australia, a range of options exist to meet the different care needs of each individual however, the preference for an increasing number of older Australians is to remain in their own homes. With ongoing reforms in quality and safety of care delivery, higher levels of compliance and governance, a focus on consumer driven service…
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