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Calling aged care advocates and consumers

Older people are being encouraged to consider applying for the Change Leaders Co-Lab, a cross-sectoral leaders program between ageing, disability and mental health consumers, service providers and workers committed to promoting consumer control and choice. 

The opportunity to become involved is being supported by VICSERV, a membership-based organisation and the peak body representing community managed mental health services, and COTA Victoria.

The Co-Lab annual opportunity accommodates 20 leading services providers and workers (five provider organisations from each of the ageing, disability and mental health sectors and five from generic service providers), and up to 30 citizen-consumers advocates (10 citizen-consumer and carer advocacy leaders from each of the three sectors).

Change Leaders Co-Lab will incorporate two interacting streams:

  1. citizen–consumers of ageing, disability and mental health services (and carers)
  2. service providers and workers from ageing, disability and mental health sectors

Change Leaders Co-Lab requires a commitment of seven full days over seven months beginning in February 2018. The two streams meet four times each and come together three times as a whole group. They discuss, debate and establish what really constitutes consumer, citizen and community control and choice; establish shared understandings, aspirations and responsibilities. The Co-Lab also shares policy and practice innovations and campaign strategies, whilst encouraging solidarity on sector-specific issues.

To discuss Change Leaders Co-Lab or to apply contact:

Dale Nelson    9519 7000      D.Nelson@vicserv.org.au

Daryl Taylor   0497 097 047   D.Taylor@vicserv.org.au

Change Leaders Co-Lab is a component of the Victorian Collaborative Panel project. For more information click Change Leaders Co-Lab.

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