The Access and Support network meets every two months in Swan Hill. Terms of Reference. The Diversity Advisors currently coordinate and chair the meetings and A&S representatives attend the regional alliance meeting of networks as well as the state wide Access & Support Peer Network.
2019 Meeting dates
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday every two months from 10am-2pm
Wednesday 6th February
Wednesday 3rd April
Wednesday 5th June
Wednesday 7th August
Wednesday 2nd October
Wednesday 4th December
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 70% Loddon Mallee (exception being Buloke, Gannawarra and Campaspe) but can provide secondary consult across boundaries.
A resource that articulates the A&S role in practice is A guide to services for people with dementia and their carers 2012.
Chair: Virginia Harkin firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: rotating members
Coordinator of the ECCV Statewide Access and Support Peer Network: Gabriel Rukas email@example.com