UnitingCare Australia supports long the awaited aged care legislation tabled in the Federal Parliament today and encourages all parties and Independents to also get behind the bills.

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Monday, 20 June 2016 14:47

Ageing

Our vision


UnitingCare Australia believes that every older Australian should be able to live well, as part of their community, with dignity and independence, and in a place of their choosing.

In the new environment of consumer-led and demand-driven aged care, older Australians should have access to the appropriate and affordable support and care services that they need, when they need them.

 

Our aged care network

 

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Aged Care: Australia deserves better


Australia’s Aged Care sector is in the national spotlight. The Aged Care Royal Commission is examining the sector, scrutinising its failings in order to create a sustainable model offering high quality alternatives for all.

Yes, there will be uncomfortable moments ahead for providers, but we do not shy away from this high-level examination.

Most importantly, the next 20 years provide an opportunity to embrace a system that better meets community expectations.

Real change takes time, vision and courage combined with resources and tangible, realistic actions. Currently Australia has no cohesive policy to deal with an ageing population. This needs to change.

As one of the most prosperous nations in the world, we can afford an increased investment in Aged Care.

Doing nothing is not an option.

 

 

Read more about UnitingCare Australia's vision for aged care:

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The principal purpose of the proposed legislative process is to provide a measure against which to assess policy and legislative settings that impact on an individuals’ superannuation investments, either during the accumulation or retirement phase.

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UnitingCare Australia’s National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds has called for tomorrow's Federal Budget to begin a national discussion about ageing in Australia.

“Australia has an ageing population. Treasury projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population over 65 years of age will almost double to around 25 per cent,” said Ms Hatfield Dodds.

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00

Historic Aged Care Reform Passed

UnitingCare Australia has hailed today’s successful passage of the Living Longer Living Better package of aged care reform bills through Parliament as an historic moment for older Australians.

Speaking immediately after the bills were passed, UnitingCare Australia National Director, Lin Hatfield Dodds, gave credit to all parliamentarians who recognised that Australia’s aged care system was broken and resolved to reform it.

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As you are likely aware, UnitingCare agencies manage 12 per cent of all residential aged care places in Australia and are a major provider of community-based services used by older people.

As a major service provider, UnitingCare Australia advocated for and welcomes the ongoing aged care reform process, and actively participates in the consultation opportunities offered by the Australian Government.

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As you are aware, UnitingCare agencies provide a significant proportion of community- based services accessed by older people and welcome the ongoing aged care reform process and related consultation opportunities offered by the Australian Government.

UnitingCare Australia thanks the Department of Social Services (the Department) for the opportunity to comment on the second tranche of Exposure Drafts of the Principles necessary to implement the reformed aged care legislation. These comments, in the same manner as those we made regarding the first tranche of the Draft Principles released, reflect UnitingCare’s expertise as a service provider rather than commenting on any legal or technical aspect of the drafts.

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As you are aware, UnitingCare agencies provide a significant proportion of community- based services accessed by older people and welcome the ongoing aged care reform process and related consultation opportunities offered by the Australian Government.

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This year's Budget seeks to repair some of the political damage from last year.

"Worthwhile measures include investing in vulnerable children, continued commitment to the NDIS, tightening means testing for the age pension, and the groundwork for further aged care reform," said Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director of UnitingCare Australia.

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UnitingCare Australia’s National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement to provide the aged care portfolio with a dedicated Minister.

“Aged care is an important area of policy and practice. Australia has a structurally ageing population, which has driven the development of a game changing aged care reform process that will put people at the centre of the aged care system, giving them the power to make choice about their care and supports.

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