Strategic Planning

Building wellbeing and resilience across the ageing Italian community

DIRECTION

OUR VISION

A peak body for ageing Italo- Australians in South Australia

OUR MISSION

Advancing the wellbeing of ageing Italo-Australians with access to information, support, advocacy, services and programs that promote a fulfilling life

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

LEADERSHIP Acting according to best practice in governance and service delivery

INTEGRITY Promoting a transparent and ethical approach to decision making

HOLISTIC Applying a quality of life framework to the ageing Italo-Australian community

INNOVATION Focused on continuous improvement and solution focused thinking

POSITIVE Affirming our vision in everything we do

TARGETS

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CRITICAL TARGETS 2017-2020

Strengthened focus on existing programs.

  • Campania Club: Modbury
  • Casa D’Abruzzo Molise: Prospect
  • Unley MENSA: Unley
  • Thebarton Seniors and Pensioners: Thebarton
  • St Maria Goretti – Ascot Park

Education – An informed community

  • Launch of the COASIT ‘Stay Informed / Rimani Informato’ information forum
  • Broadcast live to the entire state & on an ongoing basis

Health & Wellbeing

  • Delivery of a SAHMRI ‘wellbeing and resiliance’ pilot program in Italian
  • Deliver the program on an ongoing basis
  • Inform the community on concepts and information regarding wellbeing and
    resilience

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

PEOPLE & CULTURE

Organisational Structure

One united team

Leadership

Demonstrate intent towards pursuing our vision

Workplace

Nurture a productive and positive working environment

Team

Recruit staff and volunteers that align with our vision and mission

INDIVIDUAL ENGAGEMENT

Individual Driven Service

A proactive approach to delivering wellbeing

Evidence Based Intervention

Applying research practically for best practice and outcomes.

Collaboration

Recognising that together with our community we achieve more

INNOVATION

Our Enviroment

A culture that encourages and values continuous improvement

Reputation

Uphold high work standards

Best for our community

Strive to address community gaps based on areas of need

Innovation

Initiatives follow a best practice and innovative approach

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Community Partnerships

Support active engagement and work opportunities with local communities and other peak bodies:

  • CIC, Bene, St Hilarion, PISA, APAIA & ANFE
  • Multicultural Communities Council South Australia (MCCSA)
  • Council of the Ageing South Australia (COTA SA)
  • Local councils
  • Italian regional clubs

Service Capability Add-ons

Support collaborative initiatives and COASIT ‘upskilling’ with:

  • Volunteering SA & NT
  • South Australian Health And Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
  • The Migration Museum

Research Partnerships

Support partnerships with research institutions and ensure the Italian community is represented in key culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) research:

  • Flinders University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of South Australia

Louder Voice Partnerships

Support close engagement with key community information providers:

  • Radio Italiana Adelaide
  • Radio Italia Uno
  • Il Globo

FOCUS

COMMUNITY

  • Ageing Italo-Australians
  • Aged care service providers
  • Volunteers

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Italian community in South Australia
  • Aged care service providers
  • Local, State and Commonwealth government

AREA & KEY LOCATIONS

  • Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Regional South Australia
  • Mt Gambier
  • Port Lincoln
  • The ‘Riverland’

SERVICE OFFERING

  • CHSP funded Social
  • Support services
  • Volunteer recruitment & referral pathways
  • Aged Care system information
  • Lifestyle and ageing related information

STRATEGIC PLAN DIRECTIONS

DIRECTION 1

Identification of the needs of the ageing Italo-Australian community

DIRECTION 2

Lobbying and advocacy

DIRECTION 3

Providing information and education to the ageing Italo-Australian community

DIRECTION 4

Cultural awareness and community empowerment

DIRECTION 5

Addressing the needs
of the ageing Italo-Australian community

Journey

NEXT 12 MONTHS

Sustainability

Lift the profile

  • Work towards lifting the profile of the organisation in the ageing and welfare sector and throughout the wider South Australian community
  • Foster relationships with strategic partners

Funding & sustainability

  • Explore alternate funding opportunities to increase choice, control and independence
  • Purse corporate sponsorship for community events and initiatives such as the annual ‘Italian Community Volunteer Awards’

Build the Board

  • Strengthen the diversity, structure and effectiveness of the Board
  • Build the competencies of board members through training

Focus

  • Greater focus on the needs of individuals and small groups
  • Work towards initiatives that are open to all members of the Italian community in South Australia

STRATEGIC PLAN DIRECTIONS

Focused Growth

Funding

  • Strengthen relationships with private enterprise and sponsors
  • Advocate and lobby Government at all levels for greater support both in financial assistance and resources particularly in aged care, pensions/benefits and associated infrastructure

Partnerships

  • Pursue collaborative initiatives
  • Be a voice on behalf of the community

Network Expansion

  • Cultivate relationships with COASIT boards across Australia
  • Develop constructive partnerships with other peak bodies

STRATEGIC PLAN DIRECTIONS

Broader Expansion

Stakeholders

  • Broaden our stakeholder profile
  • Promote participation from all levels of the Italo-Australian community

Governance

  • Employ best practice for board governance
  • Educate our stakeholder agencies on governance best practice

Research

  • Broaden our research profile with information sharing with Italo-Australians worldwide
  • Develop a hub for evidence based care of the ageing Italo-Australian community
  • Workforce Development. Building, attract- ing and retaining a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the (ageing)
    Italo-Australian community
  • Adopting a living laboratory approach to understanding the needs, aspirations and views of the Italo-Australian
    community in South Australia