A sample of our Consultation & Facilitation Projects...
Fairfield House Community Forum
Fairfield House was established by Alfred Health in 2000 to provide palliative and continuing care for people living with HIV/AIDS. With advances in HIV treatments, people are living longer, the population is growing and the needs of the HIV community changing.
As a consequence, Alfred Health proposed implementing some alternatives models of care at Fairfield House. Given the HIV community’s sense of connection to Fairfield House, a series of community consultations were undertaken. Effective Change facilitated the first community forum with around 50 members of the community, patients, family and community workers and Alfred Health. The consultation report identified the key themes and issues, and established the structure for subsequent consultations.
Community Forum for the City of Yarra's Positive Ageing Strategy
This forum sought the community’s views on what would make the City of Yarra a great place to live for older residents. Over 80 residents discussed topics around community and civic participation, and active and healthy living. Six interpreters worked simultaneously with residents from a range of community language groups.
Safe Daytime Spaces and Activities for Women experiencing Homelessness in Melbourne
Effective Change facilitated a service provider stakeholder discussion forum for the City of Melbourne to capture the operations and challenges of the Safe Daytime Spaces project for women experiencing homelessness, and review the outcomes of the pilot projects.