Kellys seal Oz link

Posted on May 30th, by geoff in Caring Times head, CT Extra. No Comments

Caring Times, June 2014

The National Care Forum (NCF) and the Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to share their resources and networks and to encourage members within each organisation to collaborate on matters of mutual interest.

Des Kelly, executive director of the NCF and Professor John Kelly, chief executive of ACSA (and no relation) signed the MOU linking the two organisations when they met recently during the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) conference in Shanghai.

Des Kelly commented “The NCF is excited by formalising this relationship to network and support each other. We want members within each organisation to collaborate on matters of mutual interest and to share information.”

John Kelly said “I’m delighted to announce that the formal MOU has been signed. This is a wonderful example of how using the friendships that have grown through the international ageing network can be formalised to encourage professional networking and educational opportunities.”

Formalising the relationship between the NCF and ACSA is an exciting step as it will give both organisations the opportunity to share resources and networks.

On 20 June 2014 the National Care Home Open Day will showcase the wonderful work that happens every day when care homes across the UK and Australia (as well as South Africa and Europe) open their doors. It is designed to introduce people to the quality of care available in their local community and to help families better understand the care and support services on offer.

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