Funding Model Proof of Concept – Community Transport

Funding Model Proof of Concept – Community Transport

Funding Model Proof of Concept – Community Transport

The CTO has commissioned The Centre for Health Service Development (CHSD) at the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong, to develop a prototype classification and funding model for community transport services in NSW. This study is being undertaken to provide the building blocks for an evidence-based alternative to the Support at Home Program funding model that is currently being proposed by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Such a model provides funding transparency and stability, and improves operational efficiency and funding equity. Importantly, it includes two funding streams: a fixed component based on organisational characteristics (e.g. size, location and type); and a variable component based on a classification of community transport activities and client profiles.

The study is being conducted between March and May 2022 and will include the statistical analysis of service cost and activity data along with a consultative process with a panel of experienced leaders in community transport services. This will enable us to accurately capture the range of contexts, transport activities and client groups and the associated cost components in the provision of community transport services.

This is a bold project that does not hold any guarantees for our sector but the CTO has chosen to take a thought leadership approach to advocacy.

We thank everybody who contributed. 

The Expert Panel will be:

NameRegion
Ben JacksonRegional/Metro
Bethany LangfordRegional
Darrin WilsonMetro/Regional
Greg StrangerMetro
Isaac SmithRegional
Kathryn ParnellRegional/Rural/Remote
Kathy DicksonRegional/Rural/Remote
Paddianne ArchdaleRegional/Rural
Sally WaltersRural/Remote
Stacey MohrRural
Vicki LennoxRegional

The results of this work will be presented to the sector via a webinar with the Project Team facilitated by Professor Kathy Eagar, the third week of May.

Support at Home Alliance 

Dementia Day

Dementia Day

Dementia Australia is pleased to announce its annual awareness week – Dementia Action Week – will be held from 21-27 September 2020 and is encouraging people to ‘save the date’ and register online for more information.

The national awareness week will begin on 21 September, which is World Alzheimer’s Day.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has encouraged all Australians to get behind our national awareness week activities and save the date in your calendar.

“Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people living with dementia is expected to grow from 447,000 Australians today to almost 1.1 million by 2058, with many more families, friends and carers impacted”, Ms McCabe said.

“That’s why it’s so important we use this week to raise awareness, across all of Australia, of this disease and the discrimination we know people with dementia face every day.

“We know many community organisations and health care professionals use this week to raise awareness in their local groups and communities, so we invite people to ‘save the date’ and register their interest to receive resources closer to Dementia Action Week.”

Over the coming months, Dementia Australia will release more information about Dementia Action Week, including resources for community organisations. Interested individuals and groups can register their interest in these resources at https://www.dementia.org.au/dementia-action-week.

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and charity for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. It provides advocacy, support services, education and information. An estimated 447,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach almost 1.1 million by 2058. Dementia Australia is the new voice of Alzheimer’s Australia. Dementia Australia’s services are supported by the Australian Government.

National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

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