**Information sourced from the Community Sector and Development IRC’s 2018 Skills Forecast (forthcoming). Employment trends Employment snapshot The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia. In 2018 there were close to 1.7 million people who were employed in this industry, which is projected to increase to over 1.9 million … Continue reading Community Sector and Development l 2018 review
Disability groups are seeking clarity from the government around future funding for the NDIS schemes. National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti said the sector needed more assurance about funding so it could plan for the growth needed for providers and participants under the scheme. “It’s not fair to people with disability, their families, carers and … Continue reading How do you stay financially sustainable in the NDIS?
Since the introduction of NDIS since 2016, disability service providers struggle with cash flow & transitional business models from block-funding for standardised services to participant led-care. To survive in the NDIS space there needs to be a restructuring in strategy around the role of a CFO in the business. Current conditions in the NDIS pricing … Continue reading The cash flow crisis in the NDIS
In a time of uncertainty and change for the aged care sector, we spoke with Benjamin to understand how a leading provider like Silver Chain is developing strategies to ensure a sustainable and vibrant future. Benjamin is an experienced business development leader and strategist with over 15 years of experience in the health, aged care, disability … Continue reading One on One with Benjamin Jardine from Silver Chain
The independent review which was authored by David Tune was commissioned in November 2015 in response to the number of children in out-of-home care and futile past reforms. This report had prompted calls for the resignation of Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward. The report was handed to then Premier Mike Baird in 2016 … Continue reading Secret report exposes the failing out of home care system
Possessing a strong desire to reinvent education for the 21st century, Jade Moffat has been described as someone who “never sets limits on herself or others” and “is living proof of the power of thinking outside the box to realise powerful outcomes for young people”. She was recently recognized by The Educator magazine as one … Continue reading Powerful Youth Unemployment Programs Run by Corporates
When Children are deemed at risk of abuse and are removed from their homes they are placed in out-of-home care. It’s either with foster parents, relatives or residential facilities. Residential facilities are the least preferred choice for vulnerable children. There is a steady increase in children who need out of home care, but every year … Continue reading Is the Foster Care system working? Or is it going in circles?
The aged care industry have been scrutinized time and again to be “untrustworthy providers getting rich on our tax money while providing a bad service”. Often communications between the industry sectors are hazy. While government only provides bronze cover for institutions, for a gold and silver cover unfortunately the individual has to bear the costs. … Continue reading Why is the Aged care industry struggling to retain staff?