Project Information

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Dementia and Driving Project - The project consisted of 3 informative films and a paper tyre resouce which includes all relevant information from the films. Copies of the resource can be obtained from the SSRG project officer. The films can be viewed from the home page.

Dementia and Driving Cake at the Launch September 2016

Sally Warnes and Stacey Pilmore at the Launch 

Front of paper resource


Because I Can is a short taster workshop focusing on wellness, resilience and self-efficacy. It is a simple intervention to re-energise, empower and increase confidence of participants.

Because I Can background information
Because I Can Conference Poster 2014


Statewide MAC Survey Results 2016

Survey Results

Southern Region Network meeting - Reform discussion paper

Reform Discussion Paper 2016


War Against Lonliness calender and umbrella inspire, motivate and encourage people to connect.






Symposium - Great Life, Better Choices 2016

Symposium - Living My Life My Way 2015

Symposium - Living Well in a Complex Life 2014

SASMA website


Life After Caring film and bookmarks are a valuable resource developed by the Southern Services Reform Group (SSRG) Carer Issues Workgroup. Bookmarks are available from the SSRG at no cost.

Life After Caring Bookmark
Life After Caring Film


Southern Services Reform Group Annual Reports

SSRG Activity Report 2015 - 2016
SSRG Annual Report 2014 - 2015
SSRG Annual Report 2013 - 2014
SSRG Annual Report 2012 - 2013
SSRG Annual Report 2011-2012
SSRG Annual Report 2011-2012 Appendixes


Because I Can - Wellness Program
Interactive Driving Wheel which highlights important lifestyle skills. Driving Wheels are available from the SSRG at no cost. The flyer highlights course aims and content.

Interactive Driving Wheel front
Interactive Driving Wheel back
Because I Can flyer

Because I Can Poster

Social Inclusion Workgroup 'Ignite Your Spark' Project
There are all sorts of social activities waiting for you. Contact a southern council and find your spark. The workgroup have developed the film 'Ignite Your Spark' to motivate and inspire others to engage in life and capture the diversity of ageing

Ignite Your Spark film
Ignite Your Spark poster


Dementia Workgroup 'Memory Hub' Project
The workgroup, in partnership with Alzheimer's Australia SA and Noarlunga Library are creating a Memory Hub to promote community acceptance of dementia and create an accessible, informative, interactive hub for people with dementia and their carers to visit in the community. The Hub will provide activities for people with dementia to enhance or maintain their memory and will also offer information about brain health and brain training.

Memory Hub Project Plan
Memory Hub location
Memory Hub flyer
Memory Hub - Excellence in Age Friendly Communities award 2015


Carer Issues Workgroup 'Post Carers' Project
The workgroup have developed an online resource to support post carers. Many terms are used when a carers' role changes, including relinquished carer, past carer and former carer. These terms refer to a time when a loved one has gone into permenent care or has passed away.

Post Carers website

Steering Committee Planning Day Report 2014

Steering Committee Planning Day Report

Social Inclusion Workgroup report 'Reaching the Unreachable'

Below is the completed report describing the 'Reaching the Unreachable' project, including how the postcards were 

distributed, the evaluation and recommendations.

Social Inclusion Workgroup Reaching the Unreachable final report

Health and Community Informed Choices Project Report
A final report on the Seniors Southern Services Directory App and resource package

Health and Community Informed Choices Project Report


Consumer Workgroup Charter of Rights

Consumer Charter of Rights


Social Inclusion Workgroup Postcard Trial

Social Inclusion Workgroup Postcard Trial City of Onkaparinga

Social Inclusion Workgroup Postcard Trial City of Holdfast Bay



Sourthern Services Reform Group Brochure

SSRG Brochure

Consumer Empowerment Survey Report 2011-2012
Based on the 2005 Consumer Initiative Report (Better Practice Project, SSRG Consumer Reference Group) a survey was developed and the results have been collated in this report. There is a brief analysis between the Consumer Empowerment Principles and the HACC Service Principles

Consumer Empowerment Initiative Report
Consumer Empowerment Survey Report

Working Carers Resource

The Working Carers Pilot Project is an innovative approach to promoting better staff health and wellbeing and positioning organisations as an ‘employer of choice’.

The project aims to encourage carer awareness of both employer and employee and includes strategies to manage the caring role.

This resource supports the State and National Carer legislation which has been developed to promote the recognition and support of carers.

A carer is someone who is providing ongoing support to a family member or friend who has a disability or illness and cannot live independently without assistance.

The person being cared for may have a physical or intellectual disability, a chronic illness, mental illness, terminal condition or the person may be frail aged.


  • In Australia one in eight people are providing care
  • 2.9 million people are carers
  • During every person’s lifetime they will likely either be a carer or need a carer
  • The majority of carers are aged between 35 and 54 years
  • The majority of carers are skilled  and experienced members of the workforce


“Work keeps me sane!” Working carer, southern region

Maintaining employment after commencing a caring role is not only positive for carers but is also positive for the employer because it means retaining skilled and experienced staff.

Working Carers Resource Pack

Working Carers Business Plan

Two hats...too hard Project Summary

Working Carers Discussion Paper
A discussion paper was prepared in 2011 prior to commencing the working carers project.

Working Carers Discussion Paper 2011

Home and Community Care (HACC) Service Principles
In 2008, OFTA engaged the support of the HACC Reform Reference Group (HRRG) in the development of a set of principles for HACC services in South Australia. The South Australian HACC service principles are consistent with the current Commonwealth and State Government policy directions, building on the strong foundation provided by the Better Practice Project and complement and enhance the Community Care Common Standards. The six principles have been developed to help agencies, staff and volunteers to understand the underlying values framework of HACC services in South Australia and to reflect upon how these values affect every interaction with frail older people, people with a disability and their carers.

HACC Service Principle booklet

Summary of Driving and Dementia Forum Workshop 2011– Where did I leave the car?
The workshop was held in September and was organised through the dementia workgroup.

Summary of Driving and Dementia Forum Workshop

Dementia and Driving Helpful Resources
A list of helpful websites to find information on driving and dementia.

Dementia and Driving Helpful Resources

HACC Service Principles Forum Evaluation

The Service Principle Forum held in December 2011 was a celebration of the success and commitment shown by service providers in the southern and eastern regions. Stories were presented to highlight the achievement of each of the service principles.

HACC Service Principles Forum Evaluation