Social Support

The Loddon Mallee Social Support Network (formerly the Loddon Mallee Planned Activity & Support Network) provides direction in and supports work for the Social Support Coordinators, Community Care Workers (CCW’s) and volunteers of Home and Community Care  Program for Young People (HACC PYP)  and Commonwealth Home Support Program Social Support groups.

The sharing of ideas, information, networking and mentoring aim to work towards achieving coordinated planning and best practice development.

The Network currently meets quarterly across 2 sites via VC – Bendigo and Robinvale, and the Social Support Contact List can be found here.

Meeting days rotate between Tuesday and Thursday to accommodate programming.

2018 Meeting dates:
Tuesday 6th February
Thursday 3rd May
Tuesday 7th August
Thursday 1st November


Loddon Mallee Social Support Network: Promotional Postcard Project 



Useful Resources:

Regional GDCP Workshops for Planned Activity Groups “Make it Meaningful”.  Click here for more information or to schedule a workshop at your organisation.

Follow the links for a copy of the “Thinking Outside the Box” template that was completed by participants at the 2016 Social Support Next Steps Forums, using the Newspaper Quiz as a prompt. With this link you will also find a copy of a completed template as an example of how it can be used with staff and participants.

Loddon Mallee Social Support Network – Venue Checklist contains a list of suggestions and information on the many and varied venues available in the Loddon and Mallee areas, for use by Social Support groups.  This comprehensive checklist provides information on aspects such as safety, venue details and items of interest.  If you have suggestions you would like to contribute to this list, please contact Liz Foster.

“Planned Activity Groups – Make it Meaningful: Assessment & Care Planning Guidelines and Tools”

PAG Service Specific Assessment and Care Planning templates

Goal Directed Care Planning Toolkit

“Planned Activity Group – Key Elements for an Active Service Approach” – This document was developed by the Regional ASM Industry Consultant group as a tool to support consistent practice in PAG. It is a useful tool for organisations, staff teams and individuals to reflect on their work to support a quality improvement process.

Click here for a list of the many innovative resources and ideas that were shared at the 2015 PAG Forums in Geelong and Melbourne. The document includes:

  • A list of innovative projects from across Victoria
  • useful websites
  • resources
  • and many other ideas to strengthen your social support program



Loddon Mallee Community Care Alliance acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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