A more integrated and nationally consistent model of service delivery.
More Home Care Packages needed for the aged.
Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.
The Carer Gateway is a national phone and website service developed by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide practical information about services and support for carers.
Carers’ access to planned respite under the NDIS has been a major issue for carers from the beginning of the reform.
Adequate regulation and surveillance of residential aged care homes has become a high profile issue this year with media attention focused on the failure to care adequately for the elderly.
October was a busy month for Carers Australia, beginning with the hugely successful 7th International Carers Conference held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The keynote presentations filmed during the 7th International Carers Conference are now available on the Carers Australia website.
Our media release regarding proposed changes to after-hours primary care services.
Our media release on Productivity Commission recommendations to improve the NDIS.