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Real Care The Second Time Round – About Me (For Forgotten Australians/Care Leavers)

A group known as Forgotten Australians has been identified as having many challenges as they face the possibility of aged care.

Forgotten Australians represent the 500,000 children that were placed into institutional and out-of-home care in Australia in the last century. Of this group, 7,000 were former child migrants, 50,000 were indigenous children from the Stolen Generations and over 440,000 were non-indigenous children.

This resource aims to assist aged care providers to support their clients to develop their own About ME one page profile. One page profiles are widely accepted for enabling real person-centered services and support. Using an About ME one page profile effectively, to have meaningful conversations and deliver outcomes based on client needs, requires a genuine interest and curiosity in exploring what’s valuable to a client. The About ME one page profile is an empowering and enabling tool for anyone. It enables people to voice what matters to them through easy conversations that may use picture cards and words to encourage self-reflection.

Contents include:

  • The Why, What, How and Who of an About ME One Page Profile
  • Putting Together an About ME One Page Profile
  • Asking the right questions – learning from the person
  • Creating great conversations with My Home Life
  • Support circles – learning from others
  • Using, Sharing and Updating About ME One Page Profiles
  • About ME Examples

Author & Year Published : Meg Schwarz, Project Officer, Helping Hand Aged Care (01/05/2021)

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