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New Seniors Day Care Centres Launched for Western Sydney

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 14:30

Culturally diverse communities can now access new SydWest service

SydWest Multicultural Services is pleased to announce the launch of its new Day Respite Centres in Mt Druitt and Glenwood, as part of our new offering for quality respite care for seniors.

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SydWest Multicultural Services joins campaign for better aged care services

SydWest has joined a campaign to advocate for comprehensive reform of the aged care system in the aftermath of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

In the lead up to this year’s Federal Budget 2021 on Tuesday 11 May, peak body Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) and its member organisations are calling for increased funding for aged care and a longer term, comprehensive aged care plan.

The AACC has submitted a 15-point plan of reform to government focusing on a number of priority areas.

They include access and choice, human rights, transparency, sustainability and a strong focus on a larger and better trained workforce.

SydWest CEO Elfa Moraitaki said aged care is everyone’s business.
“For our multicultural communities, equal access to services is a priority.

“We recognise the right for every older Australian regardless of cultural background, location and means to access services and supports based on their needs.

“We’ve had the royal commission and now we have its recommendations. It is now time to act.

“I’ve signed the petition and I urge you to as well. Together we can help make aged care a priority in Australia.”

For more information and to sign the petition visit https://www.careaboutagedcare.org.au/

#careaboutagedcare #sydwestcares #healthcare #healthcarereform #publichealth #love

BELA Youth Graduate!

Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:25

BELA Youth Graduate!
SydWest to celebrate their achievement as emerging leaders and advocates

SydWest Multicultural Services is pleased to announce the upcoming graduation for the latest group of young people from the Blacktown Emerging Leaders & Advocates (BELA) program at a special event on Tuesday 20 April 2021 from 4.30pm at their offices in Blacktown.

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Celebrating Harmony Week with diverse cultural performances

Monday, 15 March 2021 14:46

SydWest to showcase diversity with online concert

SydWest Multicultural Services is pleased to announce that it is hosting an online concert, featuring performances from local community groups from all around the world, now living in Western Sydney.

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – Call for Submissions

If you are a person with a disability from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and you have experienced violence, abuse neglect or exploitation, the Royal Commission would like to hear from you. They also want to hear from families, friends, and support people of culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability.

Please share this with as many people as possible to contribute to this investigation!

https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/share-your-story/culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-communities

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 16:48

SydWest Multicultural Services is pleased to announce its celebration of International Women’s Day which will be on Friday 5th March 2021 at Lily’s Restaurant in Seven Hills from 5.30pm.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

SydWest is pleased to be supporting the sharing of important information on Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Strategy.

The Australian COVID-19 vaccination program will begin in February, starting with people who most need protection. This includes:

  • residential aged and disability care residents
  • residential aged care and disability care workers
  • Frontline at-risk health care workers, including staff in GP respiratory clinics and
  • COVID-19 testing facilities, ambulance staff, paramedics, ICU and emergency department staff, and
  • clinical and ancillary support staff
  • quarantine and border workers.

Learn more at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australias-epidemiology-and-covid-19-vaccine-roadmap

Watch this video for helpful information on Australia’s COVID-19 vaccines strategy, the vaccine approval process, how vaccines work, priority group rollout and the development times for vaccines.

“Let’s Talk”: Please take our short consumer and carer survey!

We want to partner with all our clients to create a better informed and more engaged aged care community. So please help us and complete this short survey to help us to better understand the topics and information you want to know more about. The survey will take about 6-8 minutes.
The survey is being managed externally by Get Smart Aged Care Consultancy and all answers will be completely de-identified. We will receive a detailed report, and this will assist us to be more targeted with our consumer engagement and communication plan for 2021.

The survey will stay open until January 31 - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SydWestMulticultural

Please call your Care Coordinator if you have any questions about the survey.

SydWest welcomes discussion on benefits of multiculturalism

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 10:32

SydWest Multicultural Services has welcomed the recent release of Labor’s Multicultural Statement. The organisation is a leader on cultural diversity issues in NSW, and assists thousands of newly arrived refugees, humanitarian entrants and people from non-English speaking backgrounds become valued members of Australian society.

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