Monday, 23 August 2010 10:13

The Care of Older Australians

Agencies in the UnitingCare network provide services and supports in all states and territories to older Australians, their carers and families through a wide range of programs and initiatives in community based and facility-based care. We welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Caring for Older Australians. As a member of the Campaign for the Care of Older Australians, UnitingCare Australia has said this Inquiry must lead to action and a plan for renewal that can commence in the next term of government. It must prioritise the well being and independence of older people within the health and community care systems and adopt a universal entitlement approach to aged care services.

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UnitingCare Australia would like to commend the Productivity Commission for the consultative and forward looking work they have done so far. UnitingCare supports the broad architecture and directions for reform that are being suggested by the Productivity Commission and particularly appreciate that the work provides a platform for the sector and the government to work together to implement a staged reform process.

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This submission was developed by BlueCare, the Queensland based aged care service that is part of the UnitingCare network. BlueCare has significant expertise in quality improvement in aged care, on which this submission is based. Other services in the UnitingCare network have endorsed this submission and support the commentary and recommendations made.

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In November 2011 UnitingCare Australia presented our criteria for evaluation of aged care reform:
 Equity of aged care outcomes regardless of personal wealth or complexity of needs
 Improved access to and supply of services when and where they are needed, and at an affordable price
 Improved choice of service options and how these are provided; and
 Sustainability of services, including access to capital, so they can grow and improve in response to needs and expectations.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the tabling of the five Aged Care Bills that are designed to
give effect to the “Living Longer, Living Better” package of reforms.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Second Draft Discussion Paper regarding the Accommodation Pricing Guidelines, Significant Refurbishment of residential Aged Care Services, Fees and Payments Principles 2013, Subsidy Principles 2013, Aged Care (Maximum Accommodation Payment Amount) Determination 2013.

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:04

Connecting 06 April 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

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Introduction

  • Childcare Package and Omnibus Bill
  • Meeting with Minister for Social Services Christian Porter
  • First National Committee meeting for 2017
  • Richard Hearn endorsed as new Chair of the Aged Care Network
  • Welcoming Amanda Hunt, new UnitingCare West CEO, farewelling retiring CEO Sue Ash AO
  • Ministry and Mission Network
  • Farewell Penny Farnsworth and Winnie Lau

Disability Forum explores responses to NDIS

  • 23 March meeting of Disability Working Group

Ongoing engagement with aged care reforms

National road show for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children (2009-2020) Third Action Plan

National Youth Week

Uniting Church asks members to support flood appeals

UnitingCare Queensland given green light for Newpin pilot

Wesley Mission Queensland mentoring aged care expertise in China

Top award for dedication to cultural diversity in aged care

Standing firm against racial discrimination

National Families Week - free resources on offer

UnitingCare ReGen speaks out on media coverage of drug use

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:03

Connecting 9 March 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

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Introduction

  • Aged Care Network meeting
  • Commissioning Ceremony

UnitingCare Australia welcomes $10m in funding for new employment program

Aged Care Network meeting

  • Richard Hearn new chair
  • Elder abuse

Uniting Church at the Royal Commission: Pastoral Statement from Stuart McMillan

Housing and homelessness

UnitingCare Australia submission on social impact investing

Submission made on the Omnibus Savings and Childcare Reform Bill

Register now for UnitingCare Disability Forum 2017

Tender and grant opportunities

Uniting Church asks Federal Government to leave 18C unchanged

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:53

Connecting 23 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

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Introduction

  • Omnibus Bill
  • Aged Care Network
  • Social Policy Network
  • Consulting with broader network

More about the Omnibus Bill

UnitingCare Australia supports the Redfern Statement

Aged Care Network

UnitingCare Australia makes submission to Productivity Commission

Uniting Church President on 40th annivesary

Dementia and You - care, protection and reducing risk

Calendar

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:37

Connecting 9 February 2017

A fortnighly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little

To read the issue, go here.

Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Brief biography of Claerwen Little, and her early piorities as National Director

25th Christmas Appeal best yet!

Australia Day Honours for two of our finest

UnitingCare Australia makes pre-Budget submission

Petition for funding and national strategy dealing with homelessness

UnitingCare ReGen speaks out on Melbourne homelessness

2017 marks Uniting Church's 40th anniversary

Elenie Poulos leaves UnitingJustice

Leaders with a disability showing the way on NDIS in Queensland

Uniting Church Disaster Recovery Program

Aged Care Network meeting in March

Disability Forum announced for March

Report on Government Services available online

Calendar

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