High commendation at VicHealth Awards

As we announced last month, we were very excited to that our One Million Stars to end violence (led by Bayside City Council) project was announced as a finalist at the 2017 VicHealth Awards. Winners were announced on 5 December and, while the project didn't win in the nominated category, it was highly commended by the judges! 

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New Elder Abuse Prevention Network

SMPCP is excited to announce that we have been selected as the lead agency to establish an Elder Abuse Prevention Network (EAPN) within our catchment.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recognised elder abuse as a particular form of family violence and developed a number of recommendations to tackle this important and under-reported issue. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Response Initiative is part of the Victorian government's response to these recommendations.This includes funding for the establishment of 10 elder abuse prevention networks to collaborate at a community level and focus on the prevention of elder abuse.

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Lunch

Central Bayside Community Health Services invite all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to join them for a community BBQ. Come along and meet the staff, learn about the services and have a yarn over some yummy food.

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RDNS rebranded

Long term SMPCP partner RDNS have now become Bolton Clarke to reflect their merger with RSL Care in 2015. The new name and logo represent the history of both the organisations in honouring the contributions of Lady Janet Clarke to RDNS and Lieutenant Colonel William Kinsey Bolton to the RSL.

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Newsflash - Service Coordination & Integrated Care

We recently said farewell to Margaret Sinnott who fulfilled the role of Service Coordination and Integrated Care (SCIC) Coordinator for almost 9 years with SMPCP and its predecessor KBPCP.

While we are determining the best use of our resources into the future, we are excited to announce that Ailsa Gregory will be temporarily looking after the SCIC portfolio. Ailsa is currently working with us as Diabetes Project Officer and will now be working in dual roles.

Please contact Ailsa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 8587 0148) or Terry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 8587 0103) with your SCIC queries any time.

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