Seniors Collaborative Action Project (SCAP)
The Seniors Collaborative Action Project (SCAP) is a Commonwealth funded initiative operating in the region, specifically for areas of The Barossa Council, Town of Gawler, Light Regional Council, and Adelaide Plains Council.
SCAP is 1 of 12 Collaborative Projects funded by the state that provides ‘sector support and development’ through the establishment of a regional structure. SCAP actively engages with services supporting the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) target group, being frail older people aged 65yrs and over and frail ATSI people aged 50yrs and over, and their carers.
Objectives of SCAP
- engage with CHSP grant recipients and consumers, along with other aged care stakeholders, to build the capacity of the aged care sector to implement new reforms
- establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and projects between CHSP grant recipients, the Department, and other aged care stakeholders
- support the sector to implement the CHSP and other aged care reforms, and to provide feedback to and from the Commonwealth
- support CHSP providers to deliver quality services that are responsive to client needs, including special needs groups.
The SCAP is auspiced by The Barossa Council and managed by an Executive Committee, the Gawler Region Aged Care Network, and the Consumer Engagement Working Group. SCAP Executive Committee can be found in the Seniors Collaborative Action Project Terms of Reference.
SCAP Executive Committee
The SCAP Executive Committee will consist of a Chairperson, a representative of the auspicing agency, the Project Officer, and nominated members of the Project Forum who are Commonwealth aged care service providers, or consumers, or carers of consumers, of Commonwealth-funded aged care services.
For more information view the Seniors Collaborative Action Project Terms of Reference.
Types of support and development
Advance Care Directives
The Advanced Care Directive replaces the Enduring Power of Guardianship, Medical Power of Attorney, and Anticipatory Direction with a single Advance Care Directive Form.
Advanced Care Directive kits are available through Advanced Care Directives, in all of the library branches across the SCAP region, and at the Service SA office in Gawler. Information about planning ahead is available from the Office of the Public Advocate.
Free consultations to assist you in preparing your Advance Care Directive are available with the Barossa, Gawler & Light Advance Care Planning Group. To book a consultation contact Wyndham Rogers on 0414 729 835.
'Ageing in Style' expos
SCAP organises ‘Ageing in Style’ expos to provide access to information about aged care services and goods and services that enhance the quality of life for older people.
The Ageing in Style expos have been awarded:
- District Council of Mallala (now Adelaide Plains Council) 2015 Australia Day Award for “Community Event of the Year”.
- Regional winner of the 2018 Minister for Health & Wellbeing Excellence in Public Health Award
Community information sessions
SCAP can arrange for speakers to present on a range of topics that promote wellbeing and independence for older Australians. Contact the Collaborative Project Officer to discuss your requirements ph: 8563 8414 or email email@example.com.
Professional training and development
SCAP can organise training and development for aged care providers, staff and independent contractors. Previous training workshop topics have included:
- Wellness practice for support workers and volunteers
- Supporting family carers
- Sexual diversity consciousness-raising
- Aged care mental health
For more information about training and development opportunities contact Collaborative Project Officer Deb Anderson on 8563 8414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for 50yrs and over
Ageing & Aged Care - Australian Government Department of Health
Catalyst Foundation (formerly Seniors Information Service)