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Rhys Lord thinks CareWest's Transition To Work Program is the best Transition To Work Program he has been to. Nice words indeed to hear - but really this story is abou...

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Do you have a Bachelor Degree in Nursing along with current AHPRA registration? If you are looking for a permanent part-time role (30 hours per fortnight based in Orange) then it may be worth your while clicking on the link below to join our really wonderful nursing team.

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Are you a proactive and professional person who could assist CareWest to deliver their Case Management services in the Griffith area? Then have a look at this new permanent part-time role and give it some thought.

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Members of the Mudgee community are invited to the launch of a series of new awards recognising achievements in including people with disability in sport. CareWest Ability Links NSW, NSW Sports and Recreation and the Benevolent Society will launch four new Sports Inclusions Awards at the Mudgee Golf Club at 11am tomorrow 27 July.

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With change comes hiccups and speedbumps, but it's worth persevering to help people live their lives with choice. #ndisready #carewest

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I know, I know. A day can't go by without hearing about Pokemon Go. However this latest craze is actually benefitting many (not just die-hard Pokemon fans from the 1990s ).

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Check out this amazing three-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. What a top-notch production starring a very cool bunch of people! #paralympics

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Are you caring for a friend, family, or neighbour with dementia? It can be a rewarding role but also very challenging. If you feel that you could benefit from a break, or some further support, we offer a variety of services. From overnight respite care, centre-based activities, flexible in-home respite or Community Access outings, we can help you consider your options and plan for the future. For more information and eligibility criteria, give us a call on 1300 227 393, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1NB14Xk

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Are you a carer for someone frail, with a disability, or a chronic illness? The Central West Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (CCRC) can provide you with information, referral and respite care that offers you support and short-term options that meet your individual needs. For more information and eligibility criteria, give us a call on 1300 227 393, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1U2wzZm

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If you are a nurse interested in joining a caring, progressive and growing organisation like CareWest, click on the link below. Telehealth nurse positions will be available on both a full-time and part-time basis for a fixed term period of 12 months (with possibility of extension) in Bathurst, Cowra, Dubbo, Orange and Parkes.

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Being an older parent and caring for a child is complex. If this describes your situation and you have questions or concerns about the future, you’re not alone. The Older Parent Carer program is here to help you. If you’re a parent 60 years or older with a child who has a disability living at home, we can help you develop a program that provides support for the needs of both the carer and person being cared for. For more information and eligibility criteria, give us a call on 1300 227 393, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1WFOg4C

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Caring for a family member or friend affected by mental health issues, psychiatric disability, autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability can be hard to navigate alone. The Mental Health Respite Carer Support program can provide you and your family with a flexible approach to information, education, support and respite services that meet your needs. Every situation is unique so the CCRC will work with you to develop solutions that suit you. For more information and eligibility criteria contact Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre on 1800 052 222 or visit our website on http://buff.ly/23MmTVG

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Our Ability LInks Linker in Broken Hill, Natasha Bearman, recently advocated for the homeless in her area after being confronted by the plight of a young man who found himself homeless and without help. Natasha was invited to write a longer piece for the ABC Drum Project site.

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Are you caring for a friend, family, or neighbour with dementia? It can be a rewarding role but also very challenging. If you feel that you could benefit from a break, or some further support, we offer a variety of services. From overnight respite care, centre-based activities, flexible in-home respite or Community Access outings, we can help you consider your options and plan for the future. For more information and eligibility criteria, give us a call on 1300 227 393, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1OqZFNW

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FoodCare Orange and CareWest - a great partnership to help people in the Orange community access very affordable fresh fruit, vegies and groceries. This really practical and great service is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm and is available to community members with a Centrelink, Pension or Healthcare card. We have just started a free door-to-door transport service to help people who wish to access the service but have no transport or have mobility issues. Call FoodCare Orange directly to book a seat on the bus on 0467 229 673. Take a look at the article attached which gives more information about the service.

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Unsure what services are available to suit your needs and how to access them? Our information and linking services can connect people looking for guidance with the appropriate CareWest service, as well as linking people with other organisations available in their community. For further information contact Community Link on 1300 227 393 or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1OqZHW6

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Are you a carer for someone frail, with a disability, or a chronic illness? The Central West Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (CCRC) can provide you with information, referral and respite care that offers you support and short-term options that meet your individual needs. For more information and eligibility criteria, give us a call on 1300 227 393, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1TJAcAB

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CareWest Disability Services General Manager Ben Wyatt gives comment on an issue affecting public transport passengers in wheelchairs.

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Overwhelmed by the complexities of dementia and wanting to develop your coping skills? We provide education and training for carers and families of a person with dementia (and/or challenging behaviour). For more information and eligibility criteria contact Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre on 1800 052 222 or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1OqZB0q

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Our Dubbo Community Transport service has a new phone number and location. To make a booking call 6882 7711 or call in to Suite 2, 1st Floor, 31-37 Macquarie Street Dubbo. Check out the article in this week's Dubbo Photo News as well (pg 4). Nice front cover and photos ladies!

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Happy Monday people!

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Are your carer responsibilities and other commitments sometimes hard to balance? Our Employed Carers Support program can provide you with time to pause and work on your own goals. For more information and eligibility criteria, call the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre on 1800 052 222, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1NsFfch

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Great News! The Central West Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (CCRC), managed by CareWest, has Commonwealth funding to 30 June 2017 to provide information, support and brokered short term planned and emergency respite for carers of people who have a disability or chronic illness, including mental illness, or who are ageing. Carers can be referred direct to CCRC for support, and do not have to be referred through My Aged Care or NDIA. Call 1800 052 222 for info, support and respite care.

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CareWest is now offering its much loved disability services to Bathurst and surrounding areas at our new complex at 225 Howick Street Bathurst. We are really excited to continue supporting people in the area through personalised disability services which will ultimately enable people to live their best lives. Call Patrick Wilsmore on 0437 293 005 for more information on how we can assist you, or a loved one, achieve your goals.

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If you care for a family member or friend with dementia and need some support, or a break, we provide a variety of respite options suit to you. From overnight respite care or a day program that allows you to have some time off. We plan our respite services together with the carer and person receiving care to ensure that you receive the most appropriate and helpful respite options for you. For more information and eligibility criteria contact us on 1300 227 393 or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1NsFd4e

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Being an older parent and caring for a child is complex. If this describes your situation and you have questions or concerns about the future, you’re not alone. The Older Parent Carer program is here to help you. If you’re a parent 60 years or older with a child who has a disability living at home, we can help you develop a program that provides support for the needs of both the carer and person being cared for. For more information and eligibility criteria, give us a call on 1300 227 393, or visit our website on http://buff.ly/1qhx5sb

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CareWest and the NDIS

Jun 15,2016

Since talk began around the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), CareWest has been working towards en...

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Therapy Farm the first of its kind for Nursing Home

Jan 28,2016

Imagine having lived on a farm or in a home with a garden and animals for much of your life and then one day you find yourself...

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CareWest at TEDx Orange

Jan 12,2016

The challenge of social engagement is compounded in regional and rural Australia. In this TEDxOrange talk, CareWest's Eevon Chia ...

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New website goes live for fresh start

Oct 28,2015

For anyone who has undertaken the redevelopment of a website, you will know just how time-consuming and fiddly it can be. We at ...

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New Human and Community Services research scholarship launched

Oct 27,2015

CareWest’s President, George Blackwell and CEO Tim Curran recently launched a Human and Community Services Research Scholarship...

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Social Links for Social Inclusion

Oct 23,2015

Aside from challenges accessing health and medical services, seniors living in regional Australia also face barriers when accessi...

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Customer Focus
CareWest is creating a Customer Reference Group (CRG) and is looking for current customers and carers to join. The CRG will assist CareWest improve services, policies and processes. If you are interested in participating in improving CareWest, email admin@cw.org.au or call 1300 CareWest (1300 227 393) and ask for Marc Bonney.

It is essential to CareWest that our customers are understood, appreciated, supported and empowered and that they enjoy superior quality services. We offer a range of specialised services that are flexible and responsive to meet the diversity of customers’ changing needs and goals.
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Quality and Accreditation
We recognise that our customers want quality services tailored to their particular needs and wants. Our certifications and accreditations are evidence that we meet or exceed the required quality standards for the range of services offered by CareWest.

Beyond compliance is our commitment to quality improvement. Through its various feedback mechanisms, CareWest seeks to harness the views and ideas of its customers, carers and families to inform our practice and improve our service.
CareWest also seeks to implement evidence based best practice in the provision of its services, and to review and evaluate service outcomes for our customers, through the work of our Research and Evaluation Department.
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Safeguarding
The safety and wellbeing of our clients is a primary concern and goal for all of us at CareWest. To this end, we take a multi-pronged approach which starts with the recruitment and induction of new staff. Through our rigorous screening processes we aim to ensure that we select professional staff who share our values and will keep our clients safe and free from harm.

Through our induction and training procedures we aim to ensure that our staff fully understand our clients’ rights and advocate for them at all times. Also that our clients themselves understand their rights and know how to assert them. Through our reporting procedures, we aim to ensure that any concerns that clients, carers or staff may have are immediately reported. CareWest works closely with community partners including police, the NSW Ombudsman and other agencies to establish safety networks for all who receive our services.
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Telehealth
CareWest Telehealth services provides ongoing, remote vital signs monitoring for customers. Helping people actively manage their own health including proactive monitoring of specific health measures can promote people’s long term health and independence, as well as improving quality of life for people and their carers.

CareWest Telehealth services are provided as one part of a broader service plan or care plan. Remote monitoring services can include: blood sugar level, heart rate, ECG, blood pressure, weight, blood oxygen, temperature and more. Monitoring services are provided by our Clinical Team which includes a Clinical Nurse Consultant and Registered Nurses. All services are supported by an ISO certified Telehealth provider.
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Clinical Services
CareWest's Clinical Services team provides education and complex health case management to clients, their families, staff and many external stakeholders across a wide geographical footprint. Comprising a Behaviour Support Team, a Nursing Team, and a Speech Pathologist, the team adheres to best-practice standards to ensure the highest quality care and services are delivered to all CareWest clients.

To round off the services provided, the clinical team is eagerly anticipating the recruitment of an Occupational Therapist.
Clinical Services is responsible for providing leadership, clinical support, and staff training and supervision to enhance our capacity to support our clients and respond to their varied and changing individual care and support needs.
The Behaviour Support Team provides behavioural assessments designed to understand why behaviours of concern occur and then develop plans and strategies to assist the service users to learn more socially appropriate means of communicating, and to assist staff to support them.
The Clinical Nursing and Allied Health Team provides clinical expertise and advocacy to clients and their families or carers with complex and high clinical needs using an evidenced based health promotion model. Support is provided in the form of assessment, care planning, education and clinical case management.
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Advocacy and Interpreter Services
All clients have the right to use an advocate to assist them in communicating with CareWest. An advocate is a person who, with the client’s agreement, represents the client’s interests. You may use the advocate of your choice - they can be a carer, family member, friend, advocacy service, professional person or any other person you choose.

Interpreting help is available from the Translating and Interpreting Service National (TIS National) on 131 450 (local call cost from anywhere in Australia). TIS National provides an interpreting service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Research and Evaluation
In March 2015 CareWest established the Research and Evaluation Unit. Headed up by Dr Gregory Dresser, the Unit is responsible for developing strategic research priorities, leading research activities (including the interventions associated with research projects), and managing research systems and reporting requirements.

The Unit also supports the activities of Executive and Senior Management staff by providing internal consultation services on a broad range of issues, including corporate governance, project and program evaluation, tender writing, staff and sector-wide training and development, and business planning and reporting.
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Partnerships & Alliances
CareWest actively pursues partnerships and alliances with organisations that are focused on providing community services. Our aim is to forge positive mergers, partnerships and alliances with other groups interested in providing services tailored to the distinct needs of local communities and individuals in regional, rural and remote Australia.

During this period of significant sector reform it is critical that we do not lose the skills, knowledge, staff and assets built up over time within local communities. Rather we need to capture, preserve and strengthen them for the improved servicing and support of regional communities. The survival of local not-for-profit organisations is essential for rural economies, employment and the sustainability of regional essential services. Click here to download a copy of our Prospectus.
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Risk Management
CareWest’s Risk Management Policy and Risk Management Strategy specify the commitment, processes and assignment of responsibilities, for designing, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and continually improving risk management throughout the organisation.

Our effective risk management helps protect stakeholders and assets from adverse events and support the pursuit of opportunity.
Benefits include:

  • assistance in achieving service and corporate objectives;

  • improved identification of opportunities and threats;

  • pro-active decision-making, planning and management;

  • more effective allocation and use of resources;

  • improved stakeholder confidence and trust;

  • improved compliance; and

  • better corporate governance and internal controls.

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