Rural Community Care Workers In Bathurst, Colleambally,swansea(tas) And Mildura Win Sponsorship To A

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Aged & Community Services Australia 

2nd National Community Care Conference Sydney 

Community Care - Magic and Myths- the reality and the potential


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Wednesday 14-Friday 16 May, 2008

Bathurst, Swansea, Colleambally and Mildura  community care  workers win

sponsorship to attend National Community Care Conference in Sydney

Betty Gebert, a (job)  from (name) MADEC in  Mildura, Victoria , Judy Moore, a ( job) from May Shaw

Health Centre in Swansea, Tasmania, Terisa Ashworth,a ( job) from the  Bathurst Seymour Centre, NSW, 

and Theresa Donnellon, a (job) Cypress View Lodge Apartments & CACPS Coleambally NSW,  have won

sponsored assistance to attend the National Community Care Conference in Sydney this week ( Wednesday

14- Friday 16 May).

The financial support  will provide them as rural and remote providers with a unique opportunity to attend, as

often distance and cost discourages attendance.


The places, sponsored by the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care, provides the four

winners with  $1,000  as a contribution towards their airfares, accommodation and attendance at the


The four provided the most considered reasons for  wishing to attend the conference , plus outlining what

they will do with the knowledge and networks they gain from attending.    


The conference will discuss options for providing more funding and staffing, and simpler and more

streamlined care, to enable older people and those with disabilities - and their families and carers- to remain

at home, especially in rural Australia .

“Community care is the backbone of Australia’s system of care for older people, with up to one million

people each year receiving assistance which helps them to remain living in their own homes and

communities. Many more would prefer this option or would like more care than is currently available or

affordable, especially in rural and  remote areas,” according to Greg Mundy, CEO of Aged and Community

Services Australia (ACSA) which is holding the second national community care conference .

“There are shortfalls in service provision throughout Australia, especially in rural and remote areas, and

Indigenous backgrounds. These shortfalls will only get worse with the ageing of Australia's population.” 

The conference will hear how Australia rates internationally in its community care services, and what

innovative services are currently provided around Australia- in metropolitan, rural, regional and remote

areas. Several sessions also discuss innovative services in rural Victoria and NSW

The four winners are available for interview  about their expectations from the conference and what

they hope they will hear and take back to benefit the services and communities they serve.Contact

Megan Stoyles for speaker details:    0408 147 829.     

For further comment  from Greg Mundy contact 0416 203 065

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