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Southern Metropolitan Region Alliance

Working together to maximise the wellbeing of older people and people with a disability.

The SMR 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 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 alliance's 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. 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?

Within the alliance there are working groups that involve members and other invited stakeholders. There is also a leadership group made up of managers representing different service sectors across the SMR.

Recent alliance leadership minutes

Current alliance projects

  • Aboriginal engagement DVD
  • To provide forums for staff involved in the delivery of aged care services and impacted by the aged care reform (specifically the My Aged Care and Commonwealth Home Care Support Program). This allows staff to come together to problem solve collectively in order to achieve a consistent approach in the delivery of the federal policy changes.

Any questions?

Please call the alliance administration on,

Phone: (03) 9599 4773

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
  • Croatian 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 and 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