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Forget service offerings and get back to selling your charitable mission

Emma Lang, Tuesday, 8th June 2021 -  For social services to balance the finances, it’s time that they stop referring to clients as customers and return to their why, writes Emma Lang. In under 10 years, we’ve seen the federal

Affordable and available aged care only part of the solution

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  We must recognise that adequate aged care extends beyond funding for facilities and prioritises connectedness and community, writes Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank. As Australia’s

Aged care is a bright spot in this year’s budget

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  The aged care sector was one of last night’s winners with Frydenberg saying the government is committed to restoring trust in the system  During his budget speech on Tuesday night,

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,
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