Southern Services Reform Group

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Hot Topics 2019

What: A series of interactive Hot Topic sessions to discuss, learn, innovate and action.

Where: Club Marion, 2-4pm

Thursday 28 March - Social Programs: Paying to make friends? What's the future?

Thursday 30 May - Quality Standards: Unpacking and implementing

Thursday 29 August - Are we inclusive? Main stream services and inclusivity

Thursday 28 November - Carers: Don't forget the carers


RSVP to Sally: [email protected]



Technology for Wellbeing


The Ageing and Technology Workgroup is proud to announce the release of its Technology for Wellbeing website. See press release on the Ageing and Technology Workgroup Page for more details. Click here to go to the website.





Welcome to the Southern Services Reform Group (SSRG) website. This website has been developed as a project tool of the SSRG Collaborative Project.

The Southern Services Reform Group (SSRG) is a Collaborative Project supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

The project aims to support the implementation of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and other aged care reforms, build capacity of the aged care sector, establish and maintain partnerships and support best practice and innovation.

The project is supported by its members, through the Steering Committee and workgroups. The Steering Committee meet bi-monthly and discuss emerging issues across the sector and monitor and support workgroup projects.

Current priorities of SSRG:

Aged Care Reforms

Wellness and Reablement

Research to inform best practice

Ageing and Technology


The goals of the project include:


  • Developing creative and innovative ways of delivering the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
  • Identifying and promoting opportunities for service innovation and reform
  • Increasing networks and the breadth of partnerships
  • Encouraging efficient and effective use of resources within the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Creating opportunities for service providers in the aged care sector to work collaboratively together


Workgroups are comprised of representatives from service providers who offer services to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme target group. Workgroups are established to focus on regionally specific projects. It is also an opportuntiy for collaboration and sharing.


Workgroups established in 2016 and 2017:


Aged Care Pathways

Ageing and Technology



This website has been developed to support efficient communication across the sector and to record and promote the project's activities and achievements.

If you would like more information about the project contact the Project Officer at [email protected] or phone 8384 0758.

The Collaborative Projects

This film is about the diverse work the collaborative projects have been involved in. It demonstrats how the work links to the 4 strategic aims - collaboration, reform, engagement and responsiveness.

View the film at this link


Collaborative Projects Strategic Aims

Historical SSRG e-newsletters

Southern Services Issue 1 April 2013

Seniors Southern Services directory E-Newsletter May 2013

Southern Soapbox Issue 2 August 2013

Southern Soapbox Issue 3 December 2013

Southern Soapbox Issue 4 May 2014

Southern Soapbox Issue 5 December 2014