Southern Metropolitan Region Home and Community Care Alliance Working together to Maximise the wellbeing of older people

Southern Metropolitan Region
Home and Community Care Alliance:

‘Working together to maximise the wellbeing of older people’

The SMR HACC Alliance was created by service providers to support better outcomes for older people through region-wide agency collaboration. The Alliance brings together the expertise, knowledge and experience (individual, agency, sector and partnership) of SMR HACC-funded agencies, their service delivery partners and other key aged-care stakeholders. The Alliance provides a region-wide forum and ‘voice’ for organisations that seek to promote a strong partnership approach through effective information sharing and strategic, collaborative problem solving.

The focus of the Alliance will be strategic. While some of its activity will be practical and operational, this is only to achieve a strategic outcome.

The Alliance purpose is to ensure older people receive high-quality, coordinated services that support their potential and wellbeing using an Active Service Model (ASM) approach and supporting Diversity. To achieve this, the Alliance will:

  • identify and prioritise strategic issues for the region – at a time of great change in aged care
  • promote strategic, collaborative problem solving
  • facilitate effective information and resource sharing
  • advocate on policy issues, reducing duplication, building links and partnerships.

What does the Alliance look like?

The SMR HACC Alliance consists of all members. Within the Alliance there will be Working Groups that involve members and other invited stakeholders. A Leadership Group made up of managers representing different service sectors across the SMR will lead, manage and support the Alliance.

Recent Alliance leadership minutes

Current Alliance projects

  • Aboriginal Engagement DVD (Youtube link)
  • To provide forums for staff involved in the delivery of aged care services and impacted upon by the Aged Care Reform, specifically the ‘My Aged Care’ and ‘Commonwealth Home Care Support Program’ to come together to share learnings and problem solve collectively in order to achieve a consistent approach in the delivery of the Commonwealth policy changes. Helen Cocks is leading this project and may be contacted by email on

Any questions?

Please call the Alliance Administration Support on (03) 9599 4773. (Monday-Wednesday)

Alliance members

Join the following organisations as members of the Alliance:

  • AccessCare Southern (Leadership Group)
  • Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities
  • Alfred Health
  • Alzheimer's Australia Vic
  • Arcare Home Care
  • At Home Pty Ltd
  • Australian Filipino Community Services
  • Australian Home Care
  • Australian Vietnamese Women's Association
  • Baptist Community Care (Baptcare)
  • Bayside City Council (Leadership Group)
  • Benetas
  • Brotherhood of St Lawrence (Leadership Group)
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Caulfield ACAS (Leadership Group)
  • City of Casey
  • City of Port Phillip (Leadership Group)
  • City of Stonnington
  • Croation Catholic Welfare Association
  • Dandenong City Council (Leadership Group)
  • Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-op
  • Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre Inc
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
  • Finnish Friendly Visiting Service Inc
  • Frankston City Council (Leadership Group)
  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Inner South East Partnership in Community & Health (Leadership Group)
  • Italian Services Institute Inc
  • JewishCare (leadership Group)
  • John Macrae Centre
  • Just Better Care Mornington and South East Melbourne
  • Keysbrough Learning Centre
  • KinCare Health Care
  • Kingston ACAS
  • Kingston Bayside PCP
  • Kooweerup Regional Health Service
  • MecwaCare (Leadership Group)
  • Moira
  • MonashLink Community Health Services
  • Monash Community Health
  • Monash Health Transition Care Program
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • New Hope Foundation Inc
  • Peninsula Health (Leadership Group)
  • Peninsula Support Services
  • Polish Community Council
  • Prestige Inhome Care Pty Ltd
  • Royal District Nursing Services (Leadership Group)
  • Royal Freemasons
  • Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria
  • Sandybeach Centre
  • South East Palliative Care
  • South Port Day Links
  • Southern Cross Care (Leadership Group)
  • 39+ (Southern Peninsula Community Care)
  • Uniting Age Well
  • Vasey RSL Care
  • Victorian Multi Ethnic Slavic Welfare Association
  • Villa Maria
  • Vision Australia Limited
  • Wesley Mission Victoria
  • Wintringham
  • Women's Health in the South East


Page last updated: 21 Jun 2016