Access & Support

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

DATECHAIRNOTE TAKERGUEST SPEAKER
January 2021
No Meeting
February 3rdRosemaryZoom ChatRAP - Vicki Walker ADO
March 3rdRosemaryRequest from membership to manage and save chat
April 7thRosemaryFrancis Downie - Project Leader Community Links Intereach NDIS and Bridgett Griffin
May 5th
June 2nd

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

Please click here for the Access & Support Contact List.

Diversity Advisors:

Virginia Harkin virginia.harkin@cobaw.com.au.

Rosemary Duffield rduffield@schs.com.au

Coordinator of the ECCV Statewide Access and Support Peer Network: Gabriel Rukas grukas@eccv.org.au