Updates, Education and Resources 
October, 2021
Using wellness and reablement approaches to deliver support to older people is a key objective of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
Under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) grant agreement, providers must submit an annual Wellness and Reablement Report to the department.
The report aims to measure progress towards embedding wellness and reablement approaches in the CHSP.
Most of the structure and questions of the 2021 template will be the same as last year’s report. 

Please contact your Funding Arrangement Manager if you have not yet received a  link to the online.
The report is due by 31 October 2021.
If you have any questions email

2021 Wellness & Reablement Report - COLLECTING CLIENT EXAMPLES WORKSHOPS
To assist in the completion of Questions 17, 18, 19 & 20
of the Wellness & Reablement Report, providers are invited to attend a

2021 Wellness & Reablement Report - Collecting Client Examples Session.
As per previous reports, for each service type delivered, providers are asked to provide two short examples:
  • of tasks clients participated in / alongside the service provider
  • of new skills, capabilities, or social connections clients have developed
  • where clients regained (even in part) physical or cognitive abilities
  • where clients learned to adapt to a functional limitation 
The online session is designed:
  1. To assist agencies with selecting and composing examples as requested, in order to provide information that reflects staff practice, client achievement and/or outcomes
  2. To provide CHSP staff with an introduction to the concept of gathering stories to use for other activities such as evidence for reporting, promotion, accreditation and/or assessment of aged care quality standards
Duration: 45 minutes
  • Wednesday 13th October, 2pm – 2:45pm
  • Monday 18th October, 2pm – 2:45pm
  • Tuesday 19th October, 11am – 11:45am
Who should attend: Staff working in CHSP, particularly those with the responsibility of completing the 2021 Wellness & Reablement Report – ideally a representative from each funded service type in your organisation
Content will include:
  • who can/should be involved in gathering & documenting examples
  • what detail to include in responses
  • using this information for further reporting/activities
To register: Click the link below and select your preferred date
As this workshop will focus on guiding completion of only four particular questions of the report, it is advisable that staff begin the report as soon as it becomes available, prior to attendance.

Have you, or a colleague or team member...
  • Supported someone to improve, learn and develop?
  • Encouraged and/or supported someone to draw from their own life and experiences to help them manage new challenges?
  • Supported someone to stay well and do as much as they can for themselves?
  • Built confidence and ability to enable a person to make choices and be in control of their life?
  • Worked together as a team to get better results for people - including the client and their support people and/or by partnering with other services?
We would love to hear about it!   

Sharing reablement examples has benefits for everyone. Success stories can:
  • educate staff and community
  • promote services
  • build empathy, understanding and connection between people
  • give consumers a voice
  • generate job satisfaction
If you have a story you would like to capture, or share, contact Liz Foster         

Staff and community members across Loddon Mallee share what having more good days mean in their work and lives.
With numerous resources and tools available, sometimes it can be challenging (and time consuming) to know what will be most useful and meet your needs.

This October edition, features a selection of resources, tools and links to assist service providers embed wellness and reablement approaches into their organisational practices and service delivery.
  • CHSP Reablement Community of Practice - where staff can engage with each other, get support and share innovative ideas
  • Online e-learning modules - in wellness and reablement approaches to service delivery that better support clients' independence (see further updates below)
  • A collection of Practical Guides, Tools and Additional Resources - practical information and tools to support workers and managers
  • Podcast series “Joining the Dots”- to supplement the eLearning modules
  • Joining the Dots: Reflective Practice Guide provides advice on how to effectively use the worksheets and Action Plan templates provided.
  • Reflective Practice Guide provides advice on how to effectively use the resources
  • Reflection Worksheets and Action Plan for each of the 11 podcast episodes: Set A for frontline staff/Set B for managers and quality staff
3. Keepable  - Compiled by a team of dedicated professionals, KeepAble is an online collaborative hub for practical content that supports home and community care providers to deliver wellness and reablement approaches.

Additional resources to support your implementation of Wellness & Reablement into everyday practice, are available on the Loddon Mallee Sector Development website

For assistance with planning, or implementation of any of the resources,
contact Liz Foster 


The Loddon Mallee Sector Development Team are constantly reviewing and updating our local website and e-bulletin to ensure information and resources are accurate, up-to-date and meeting your needs.

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