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Message from the CEO.

Dear colleagues, we have started the year much like we ended 2019. We have been busy, supporting and assisting our network with the ripple effect of the bush-fires. As I write this update, I can say that the extreme fires conditions and effects from the bush-fires have eased, however the impact of the event will…
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One Assessment.

As many have been informed the RAS (Regional Assessment Service) will continue until April 2021. Part of the reform associated with the My Aged Care assessment process the government announced the merging of RAS and ACAT into One Assessment. Additionally, the details of the tender for the One Assessment will be released by the Department…
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Western Australia Recovery College.

COA has been informed that Helping Minds the consortium lead has been successful in the implementation of the Recovery College across WA. COA will be part of the Consortium to develop and implement the college across 5 sites in WA.
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Guide to Best Practice – Coordinate Community Care

COA is currently working with 5 key agencies within our network to collaborate and develop a reference document associated with best practice in community care. COA is sourcing academic and research consultants to identify the requirements and resources to develop this guide. A schedule of events and a consultation process will be developed and COA…
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Message from the CEO

With the end of the year fast approaching much of our attention can be focussed on the day to day life routine. However, with the recent state of emergency, bushfires and extreme weather, it prompts us to reflect on the bigger picture and what is important to us. I want to shine a light on…
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Festive Season and office operation

COA wishes the entire network, staff and their families a wonderful holiday season and a safe and happy new year. Please note our following Hours of Operation (8:00am to 5pm) for Public Holidays over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Delivery of services are not scheduled on weekends or Public Holidays. Days of Operation…
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COA appoints new Chair

We would like to congratulate Sara Haslinger for her appointment as the new Chair of Community Options Australia. Sara has been with the board for 2 years and the last year as deputy chair. Sara brings a wealth of experience and will lead COA in developing and guiding the new strategic direction. Sara has held senior executive…
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COA appoints new Board Member – Leesa Chesser

Leesa is an experienced non-executive director with expertise in highly regulated environments where compliance or regulatory failure is a major risk to a company’s public license to operate and sectors undergoing a transformation.
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COA appoints new Board Member – Norm Cockerell

Norm is the Deputy Chair of a Victorian rural health service and Deputy Chair of their Risk and Governance sub-committee and had an extensive corporate career in Financial Services, Insurance and Health sectors in Australia and across Asia. He has extensive knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Boards from multiple stakeholders’ perspective and the…
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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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