Come along to  share your insights on your community’s capacity and competency in developing competitive ACAR applications. The consultation will explore:

  • ·       the aged care needs in your community
  • ·       your previous experience in applying through the ACAR (if any).

This consultation with CALD Communities in the ACT & surrounding region is facilitated and supported by Outcomes Plus, which has been appointed by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS).

    • WHEN: Thursday 30th October 2014, 10:30am – 12:30pm
    • VENUE:  Function Room,. Level 2, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, Canberra.

RSVP: 27th October 2014 –


Stage 1: The project begins by gathering national demographic data that identifies CALD communities with emerging aged care needs. The relevant insights will be compiled and analysed by the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide and tested with PICACs and through consultation with CALD Communities.

Stage 2: The second stage aims to consolidate the research and consultation findings into two key documents. The first document will complement and reference existing DSS published materials and provide community representatives with a general understanding of the aged care system and unpack core aspects of the ACAR process (legislation, regulations, Approved Provider, home care, residential care, capital grants etc.).

The second document will be a more comprehensive resource and planning manual that builds on the high level overview document, steps readers through the issues, references additional resource materials including legislation and regulations, outlines pathways and emphasises successful outcomes.

Stage 3: This stage will incorporate two levels of testing and training. CALD community representatives will be invited to participate in a one day briefing workshop that walks participants through the draft support material, provides an opportunity to engage on key issues and orientates them towards forthcoming ACARs. Communities who have participated in the workshop will be invited to send their ‘ACAR coordinator/s (the person who will have responsibility for the ACAR)’ to a second training session that will provide a group learning/problem-solving environment.

Unfortunately the timeframes for this project are tight and the requirement by DSS is for this project to be completed by the end of February 2015.

If you wish to discuss the project directly with Outcome Plus please contact Penni Michael at Outcomes Plus:  Email:   Mb: 0421 662 866

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