The Loddon Mallee Access and Support network meetings occur on the first Wednesday of every month at 1.30pm AEST via Zoom. Contact your Diversity Advisor for an invitation. Terms of Reference updated annually. Members chair, minute and coordinate meetings with rotation of these roles. Diversity Advisors as ex officio members attend meetings and provide updates on Diversity matters.
2021 Meeting dates
Access & Support Meetings 2021
|DATE||CHAIR||NOTE TAKER||GUEST SPEAKER|
|February 3rd||Rosemary||Zoom Chat||RAP - Vicki Walker ADO|
|March 3rd||Rosemary||Request from membership to manage and save chat|
|April 7th||Rosemary||Francis Downie - Project Leader Community Links Intereach NDIS and Bridgett Griffin|
Access and Support workers focus on people whose diversity characteristics are a barrier to accessing or using entry-level home support and related services. Key to linking people into services is assertive outreach to community and working together with service providers (eg assessment, allied health services) and the capacity of the A&S worker to spend time in building relationships. Access and Support services cover most of Loddon Mallee (exceptions being Buloke and Campaspe) but can provide secondary consult across boundaries.
A resource that articulates the A&S role in practice is Diversity Planning and Practice in Home and Community Care services in Victoria
Virginia Harkin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosemary Duffield email@example.com
Coordinator of the ECCV Statewide Access and Support Peer Network: Gabriel Rukas firstname.lastname@example.org