News

Who is Patchy?

My Story

"My name is Patchy Jayne and a few months ago I had no idea that Patchwork even existed. Before Patchwork, it was incredibly difficult to tell who was working with me. There were so many service providers; it was just really hard keeping track of them. But then my counsellor talked to me about Patchwork. I told my caseworker about this and they added me as a client on Patchwork. Ever since, it’s been so much easier for everyone working with me to help me out. They talk to each other and I feel like they really care.

I chose to go on a road trip around New South Wales to raise awareness of how important it is for services to collaborate for the benefit of both services and clients. I also saw it as an opportunity to travel throughout New South Wales whilst meeting and connecting to new people and experience all the different services.

I look forward to meeting many new faces on my road trip!"

Collaboration Works!

We say that collaboration works with Patchwork, but how and where?

In this heart-warming video, Redfern residents and staff at Redlink talk about their experience with Patchwork and the services who assist them in achieving positive outcomes through better collaboration.

Click on the link above and comment below the video to let us know your thoughts!

 

Patchwork Training Webinar - Friday 16 September 2016, 4pm

Introduction to Patchwork

The Patchwork team will be holding an online training session open to all those interested. This webinar will serve as an open forum to discuss, explore and answer common questions regarding how Patchwork can support you and your client – including information exchange, client consent and confidentiality parameters within a visible network.

 

Patchwork Training Session

Date: Friday 16 September 2016
Time: 4pm AEST
Presenter: Rochelle Romero

 

Real Collaboration in Action

More and more frontline workers are discovering just how easy Patchwork makes it to find and get in touch with other practitioners working with the same client. The following is an actual collaboration scenario involving child protection and health professionals who have been connected to each other thanks to Patchwork and are now coordinating care around a common client.

Patchy's Travel Diary - Challenge Community Services

Patchy has been so busy lately talking about the importance of collaboration and meeting with practitioners and young people in the Hunter/New England region over the past weeks that she forgot to send us a regular update! Fortunately Patchy has had some spare time in the past few days to email us about her adventures at Challenge Community Services in Newcastle.

Wesley Aunties & Uncles are now on Patchwork

Wesley Mission’s Aunties & Uncles are now collaborating on Patchwork.

Wesley Aunties & Uncles is an early intervention mentoring program based on the model of an extended family, where ‘aunts and uncles’ provide children up to 12 years old with mentoring, care and guidance in a stable family environment.

Why Collaboration is Important for Children and Young People

In May of this year the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People released a report containing the results of consultations which form part of the NSW Strategic Plan for Children and Young People. In this report there was a particular piece of feedback which shows just how important it is for frontline workers to collaborate.

The Benevolent Society is now on Patchwork

The team at the Benevolent Society in Rosebery is now on Patchwork.

The Benevolent Society is a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation which has been helping people, families and communities achieve positive change since 1813 when it began as Australia’s first charity.

Patchy's Travel Diary - Hunter New England

Patchy the patchwork doll recently bid farewell to her head office friends and set out on an epic adventure around NSW to visit community sector agencies and spread the word about the importance of collaboration. Although Patchy has been very busy, she did find the time to send us the following update on what she has been up to.

Patchwork Training Session

Introduction to Patchwork

The Patchwork team will be holding an online training session open to all those interested. This webinar will serve as an open forum to discuss, explore and answer common questions regarding how Patchwork can support you and your client – including information exchange, client consent and confidentiality parameters within a visible network.