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SA Urged to Embrace Co-Op Model to Fix Aged Care and Disability Worker Shortages

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th December 2018 -  South Australia should embrace the cooperative business model to fix problems in the state’s care sector, according to a leading UK social entrepreneur.   Dr Guy Turnbull, EY’s

Time’s Up: Issues Faced by Young People in Residential Aged Care

Contributor, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 -  La Trobe University Professor Jacinta Douglas examines how young people with disability end up in aged care, and how we can change these people’s lives for the better.   When someone

Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Aged-care groups are questioning the effectiveness of the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting

Improving the Ethics of Disability Care

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th September 2018 -  A new vocational training program putting ethics at the heart of disability care aims to protect the National Disability Insurance Scheme from the sorts of abuses recently uncovered

Greens Call to Extend Royal Commission to Disability Sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John says he “will not rest” until the aged care royal commission is expanded to cover the disability sector, despite concerns this would “dilute” the

Disability Advocates Question Scope of Royal Commission

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th September 2018 -  The social sector says it welcomes the establishment of a royal commission into aged care, but disability advocates are dismayed ongoing calls to address abuse affecting the broader

Partnerships Needed to Find Solution for Young People in Aged Care

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Building sustainable partnerships within the social and health sectors is “absolutely critical” to finding a solution for young people in residential aged care homes (YPIRAC),

‘Critical Gap’ for Young People With Disability In Nursing Homes Under NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th June 2018 -  A lack of clarity around who qualifies for the National Disability Insurance Scheme is causing young people in nursing homes to fall through a “critical gap” between the health and

Changemaker

The Power of Cooperatives in the Social Care Sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 28th May 2018 -  Robyn Kaczmarek is the founder and managing director of The Co-operative Life, Australia’s first worker-owned cooperative in social care services. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Analysis

Where’s The Map? Navigating Australia’s Housing and Aged Care Systems

Contributor, Thursday, 22nd March 2018 -  For older people who are in housing stress and in need of aged care services, they have two disparate systems – both confusing individually, let alone together – to navigate, write

Opinion

We Need to Talk About The Rising Tragedy of Homeless Elderly People

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 15th March 2018 -  The rising number of low-income and homeless elderly people being locked out of aged care is one that needs urgent attention, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking.

Aged Care for Transgender and Intersex Australians Lags Behind

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 28th November 2017 -  Aged care for transgender and intersex people is lagging behind and improvements in inclusive care for these groups is needed, according to a federal government LGBTI Aged Care Strategy
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