The Better Practice Project
What is The Better Practice Project?
The aim of The Better Practice Project is to support the community care sector in adopting evidence-based practices that enhance individual autonomy, independence and quality of life of people requiring support to live at home in their community.
An enabling philosophy and approach is the foundation on which the project is based.
- The Better Practice Project Overview (PPS) (May, 2011)
This presentation gives a short overview of The Better Practice Project
Update on Enabling Pilots (aka Better Practice Demonstration Projects)
More than 200 HACC eligible individuals participated in four enabling pilots in NSW. The pilots ran from 1 July 2010 to 31 December 2011. The Evaluation Report on Enabling Pilots (PDF) is now available and details the findings and lessons learnt.
The pilots were located in:
- Clarence Valley in Northern NSW;
- Singleton in the Hunter Region;
- Northern Sydney;
- Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
The Activating Enabling Forum (21 February 2013)
ADHC invites you to the Activating Enabling Forum to be held on 21 February 2013 at the Australian Technology Park Redfern. The Forum is for staff from community care organisations who have attended an Awareness Raising session on the Enabling Philosophy and are now seeking practical information on how to implement the approach. It will include interactive sessions on the findings of the Enabling pilots and other recent Enabling related initiatives.
ADHC is being assisted by Aged and Community Services (ACS) in staging the event. Information on the Forum (including how to register) can be found on the ACS website.
Want to know more?
- What's happening in enabling (Better Practice Update) Summer 2012 (PDF)
This flyer provides a summary of the key findings and lessons learnt from the evaluation of the Enabling Pilots. It also includes an outline on what ADHC is doing now and what is planned in 2013.
- What's happening in enabling Awareness Raising - Supplement to Summer 2012 Update (PDF)
This supplement lists some of the enabling awareness raising and training opportunities (sessions and workshops) that are currently available, as well as those planned for 2013.
- Update on Better Practice Initiatives in NSW Winter 2012 (PDF)
This flyer provides info on, and links to, a range of Enabling related initiatives and resources that emerged in the first half of 2012.
- Towards an Enabling Approach in Community Care (PDF, large file >1MB)
This paper highlights how people can benefit from an enabling approach, outlines the evidence that supports it, and suggests some next steps for people and organisations interested in person-centered and enabling practices.
- A Handbook for Community Care Services (PDF, large file >1MB)
This handbook includes practice ideas, case studies and client and carer stories from 50 services from rural, regional and metropolitan areas across NSW. It also provides information about available resources to support better practices.
The Better Practice Project resources are available on a CD. Hard copies of the resources are also available. To request a copy of the CD or a hard copy of the resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org