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Report on Post-death Red Tape
COTA VIC

COTA VIC has produced a report on the way ‘red tape’ unduly stresses older people when a partner dies. Many companies and community services (even a local library!) demand to see the original death certificate or a certified copy before they will change billing names or be of any assistance. Worth a read!

RUM-it’s good for you! No, not that one, this one ! Read how RUM can help you, your family and the environment.

Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People living in the Eastern Region

What do older people in the east need to maintain health, wellbeing, independence and safety? The Inner East Primary Care Partnership has produced a report about the Health and Wellbeing Needs of Older People in the Eastern Region of Melbourne to better understand this question.

This work uses the World Health Organisation approach to healthy ageing which considers that a person’s ability to live the life they value is determined by both their intrinsic capability—the personal, health and genetic characteristics within them—and the environment in which they live.

A key purpose of the research is to identify opportunities for future work we can do collaboratively with our partner agencies. 

NPS Medicinewise is supporting the global campaign on antibiotic awareness. The toolkit is available here!

New Version in 2016! Best Practice Framework In Peer Support

Our new evaluation tool in peer support.

This new tool is set up to let you survey your support group members and the way your group functions.  It will work with all groups, whether face to face or online. You will receive a score and see the areas where your group does well or where it can make improvements.  Click here to try it out!

Ageing Well: Maintaining health as we age

This on-line course allows you to assess your healthy activities and find relevant resources if you need them.

Peer Support

 

Chronic Illness Alliance Peer Supporters’ Network

The Peer Supporters’ Network (PSN) is a forum for people who work in peer support to share information and knowledge, network, support each other, and strengthen peer support programs.

The network is made up of a broad cross-section of organisations across Victoria who support people with a primary diagnosis of a chronic health condition, and aims to raise awareness amongst health professionals in Victoria about appropriate peer support groups and pathways to access them.

The PSN meets four times a year covering a range of topics including guest speakers on peer support programs, current research, and workshops on various issues encountered in peer support programs. for more information contact denise@chronicillness.org.au

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Taylor & Scott is one of the most skilled and respected specialist law firms in NSW. With us, you will reach peace of mind knowing that all your legal matters, whether personal or family related, are in caring and capable hands.

Unlike smaller firms, we have the combined knowledge and resources to handle your matter fast and proficiently. Over the decades, we have successfully won even the most problematic cases and provided thousands of clients with invaluable advice and assistance.

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Arnold, Thomas & Becker are personal injury specialists who are honoured to act on behalf of people who have suffered injuries – and we have been doing so for over 40 years. We are prominent for our proficient yet down to earth method. Our brilliant team of experts leave no stone unturned in ensuring our clients satisfaction and maximising their entitlements. We fight persistently to obtain the best possible outcome for all of our clients.

In nearly most cases Arnold Thomas & Becker offer a no-win, no-fee service. This means that if a compensation claim is unsuccessful the client will not be charged any professional fee. They offer an initial free, no obligation interview at which advice is provided together with an overview of potential entitlements. Phone: (03) 9614 1433