In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence. That figure is horrifying, particularly when you start to understand the impacts on the children themselves and on our community as a whole. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame. It can lead to detachment from others and disengagement from … Continue reading Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence
Multi-sensory work involves talking to the eyes, not just the ears. Through using multisensory tools, the family violence worker increases the presence of the child without them being physically present. As the child’s focus is externalised, the worker and the father have a discussion that is often twice as long and twice as deep when … Continue reading Multi-sensory approaches to boosting child visibility in work with men
Research has clearly shown that happier staff are more productive. When we are interested and challenged by our work, believe in the vision of the organisation, and are empowered by our leaders, we put more energy into bringing that vision to life. We personally invest in the team’s collective success and own the challenges along … Continue reading Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?
IRT Group is an aged care provider operating in NSW, ACT and QLD. We have 2,400 employees and operate five business units; residential care, retirement living, IRT at Home, IRT Catering and the IRT College, our training company. Becoming an employer of choice was not something we intentionally set out to do. Rather it … Continue reading Becoming an aged care employer of choice
Demographic changes, an ageing population and a mobile workforce present many challenges for the community services workplace. More jobs are being created in the health and disability sector, particularly with the arrival of the NDIS, and in order to attract and retain a skilled workforce, we need to look outside the box. Shortages in the … Continue reading Upskilling carers for the formal workforce
We need to change the aged care industry in Australia. We all know that aged care needs to transform to reflect what customers really want, so at PresCare, we are demonstrating our commitment to this by asking real people what they want and need. This has helped to paint a picture of what the company … Continue reading ‘It’s more you’: designing a consumer driven campaign
Freedom Aged Care doesn’t sit within a defined category within the aged care sector. The model falls under the retirement home villages act, the care offering is aligned to residential aged care and the service offering embraces freedom, choice, and independence. With changes in government legislation and greater client expectations, there is now a stronger … Continue reading Reaching your audience via a rounded communications strategy
Remember the days of excessive mobile phone bills? For most of us those days are gone, as we ‘bundle’ our phone and data service. Home care pricing will likely follow a user-demand model, adjusting as providers and customers settle into the world of consumer directed care (CDC). Do more options equal greater choice? Choice and … Continue reading Agility needed for a changing aged care sector