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Only accessible housing will meet the needs of an ageing population

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 28th April 2021 -  This Friday, Australia’s Building Ministers will choose whether accessibility standards will be voluntary or mandatory in the 2022 National Construction Code. Di Winkler and

The need for clear rules on accessible housing

Ben Gauntlett, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  It is not enough that governments give someone a roof over their head and ignore their other needs. Housing must be adequate and appropriately designed for a person’s circumstances, 

Want to help women? Pay more for aged care

Tracey Burton, Wednesday, 21st April 2021 -  One of the most obvious manifestations of our poor attitudes to women is the continued undervaluing of our aged care system, writes Tracey Burton, chief executive of Uniting NSW.ACT.

Four key takeaways from the aged care royal commission’s final report

Contributor, Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 -  The federal government has finally released the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Disappointingly, however, this report gives the government

Yes, older Australians need more home-care funding. But these dribs and drabs only make a dent in the waiting list

Contributor, Thursday, 17th December 2020 -  The federal government has announced $850 million for 10,000 additional home-care packages, as part of $1 billion for aged care. Here’s why that’s not nearly enough.

‘YPIRAC is a wicked problem that can only be solved by working across sectors’

Di Winkler, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler AM, CEO and founder of the Summer Foundation, takes a look at the new Younger People in Residential Aged Care Strategy and reflects on what success will look like. The recent

Impact investing helps fund innovative approach to dementia care

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st July 2020 -  An estimated 459,000 Australians are currently living with dementia  A residential aged care village pioneering a new approach for people with dementia has opened in Tasmania thanks

Aged care residents keeping connected through COVID isolation

Luke Michael, Saturday, 11th July 2020 -  Australia’s aged care community have found some quirky ways to keep their spirits up  Coronavirus-imposed social isolation is tough, especially for aged care residents.

Aged care in Australia

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 25th June 2020 -  There is an enormous demand for aged care services in rural and remote areas, but the market is failing. It is up to our communities and civil society to work together on the solutions,

‘I have never had a pen pal before’: Students connect with aged care residents during lockdown

Luke Michael, Saturday, 23rd May 2020 -  Young volunteers are building a bond with residents the old fashioned way Social isolation is especially tough for the nation’s aged care residents. But some Victorian students

Communications, COVID-19 and the not for profit CEO

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Fran Connelley shares five communication tips to help the servant leader, whose main goal is to serve, in these challenging times. Before this week, I used to say the role of the CEO

Predictions for 2020: Community services

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  A report released in the latter part of last year could lead to a tipping point of sorts for the not-for-profit sector in 2020, as the implications of this start to play out and we ask questions
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