Stories for Change

Climate Change

SGGPCP has been developing capacity and leadership around climate change and health since the publication of the Climate Change Framework.

The SGGPCP have most recently participated in a research project with VCCCAR trialing adaptation tools. Our VCCCAR SGGPCP Case Study report is available here. Other information regarding the project can be found on the VCCCAR website.

The SGGPCP has recently developed a video in partnership with Deakin, which can be viewed below or by clicking this link.

Pass the Parcel

Pass the Parcel was a community development program developed by Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary Care Partnership (SGGPCP) to respond to concerns about rising energy costs and impacts on vulnerable households.

Pass the Parcel FINAL REPORT

Rural People: Resilient Futures

The Rural People: Resilient Futures Project aims increase our understanding vulnerability across the Southern Grampians Shire. A particular focus is on defining who is vulnerable, what they are vulnerable to, how this will vary in the future and what can be done to manage this varying vulnerability with a focus on climate change impacts. Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) has received funding through the State Government Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) through the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability (VAS) Partnership to facilitate this action research pilot. This collaboration is being led by Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary Care Partnership with Southern Grampians Shire Council and RMIT University. The project will run until March 2015. Rural People Resilient Futures was launched at the Hamilton Sustainable Living Expo in May by the Nationals candidate for Lowan Ms Emma Kealy representing Hugh Delahunty.

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Glenelg SAVES

Glenelg SAVES – Seniors Achieving Valuable Energy Savings – is an exciting initiative in the Home & Community Care sector of the Glenelg Shire Council. The project received funding from Australian Government Department of Industry. Glenelg SAVES uses an innovative participatory training approach to increase the skills and knowledge of the Community Support Workers (CSWs) around household energy efficiency. CSWs will implement changes in their own homes and support energy efficiency practices and improvements in the homes of their clients. For more information, click here.


Climate Change Framework

The PCP has developed a strategic framework to guide a local multi-sector response to climate change and rural adjustment. This document identifies the broad social and health impacts of climate change, including impacts on community strength and reslilience. The PCP is leading the way in this area, with local and state government, community and other organisations regarding the Framework as a leading planning tool applicable to any geographic area.

Barwon South West Enhancing Care Coordination

BSW Enhancing Care Coordination is a Victorian Department of Health funded project committed to improving care coordination for consumers across the BSW region.  A collaborative working group was established with representatives from the Department of Health, G21, Southwest PCP, Western District Health Service, Great South Coast Medicare Local and Southern Grampians Glenelg PCP, and primary project aims established:

  • To build capacity (accountability, leadership, culture and structure) for enhancing and sustaining system integration and best practice in care coordination at the regional level.
  • To facilitate the creation of regional vision, goals and indicators that encourages partner organisations to work collaboratively in delivering best practice coordinated care to consumers throughout the BSW region.

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