Access & Support

Access and Support Service Practice Guide

The Loddon Mallee Access and Support network meet on the first Wednesday of every month bi-monthly from February at 1.30pm AEST via Zoom.  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.

Access and Support workers can support people whose diversity characteristics are a barrier to accessing or using entry-level home support and related services, linking people into services through 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.  The practice guide above was released in 2021. Access and Support services cover most of Loddon Mallee (exceptions being Buloke and Campaspe) but can provide secondary consult across boundaries.

Victorian Directory of Access and Support Workers 

Diversity Advisors:

Rosemary Duffield rduffield@schs.com.au – chair of Loddon Mallee A&S network

Virginia Harkin virginia.harkin@scchc.org.au