Client and Community Empowerment

Consumers, carers and community members need to be meaningfully involved in decision making about health planning, care and treatment and wellbeing of themselves and the community.

Strategies include:

  • Support implementation of person centred models of care that incorporate self management support and goal directed care planning across the health and wellbeing continuum
  • Work with member agencies to implement strategies that build consumers’ capacity to engage with services, including health literacy
  • Encourage regular service provider information updates in the National Health Services Directory (NHSD)
  •  Action improvement identified to improve the consumer journey for the local target population.

The INW PCP currently has projects and initiatives underway in the following areas:

Care Planning

Self Management

Health Literacy


Western Melbourne Cross-Sector Community of Practice

INW PCP and Health West Partnership have partnered with the National Disability Service (NDS) to bring you the Western Melbourne Cross-Sector Community of Practice. The purpose is to bring together different sectors to collaborate and exchange good practice to achieve better consumer-directed care outcomes. Using a thematic approach, the network aims to support service providers to successfully navigate multiple service reforms.

NDS coordinated two forums in 2016/17. The Steering Committee is proud to announce another two forums for 2017. The upcoming forums will focus on:

  • Promoting self-advocacy in the context of transition (Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 1.30pm – 4pm) Event Flyer
  • Workforce development models, strategies and training options (Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 10am – 12.30pm)

To join our distribution list, or for further information, please contact Emily Buchanan

Terms of Reference: Western Cross-Sector Community of Practice

Terms of Reference: Western Cross-Sector Community of Practice Steering Committee

Western Melbourne Cross Sector CoP_Evaluation Summary 2017