Last week we covered the significant action taken by the four leading faith-based aged care and village operators which are ‘demanding’ the Government take up the recommendations of the Royal Commission. One week later, they are making headway.
Calling themselves the Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC), they have pulled in the two sector peaks:
- Leading Age Services Australia
- Aged & Community Services Australia
- Anglicare Australia
- Baptist Care Australia
- Catholic Health Australia
- and UnitingCare Australia
There is an appetite in the media for their actions, two weeks before the Royal Commission’s Final Report is handed to Government (this Friday).
We hear they have achieved over 600 ‘media mentions’ across the country and the signatures they are seeking for their petition passed 1,000 within days.
The Government is listening. Last Monday they had a solid meeting with Aged Care Service Minister, Senator Richard Colbeck plus another with Health and Aged Care Minister Greg Hunt’s staff.
The retirement village sector should be getting on board.
The Commission’s report is expected to confirm the role that villages deliver to the wider community, including better physical, emotional and financial outcomes. Best of all, the Commissioners want state Governments to get on board with more streamlined processes to develop ‘affordable housing’.
Meet the AACC leaders at the LEADERS SUMMIT
Tracey Burton, Executive Director of Uniting NSW & ACT and Pat Garcia, CEO of Catholic Health Australia, will both speak at the LEADERS SUMMIT, 20 days after the release of the Royal Commission report.
It is important for village executives to understand the medium-term strategy that is unfolding and could change ageing accommodation for Australia.
Learn more HERE about the LEADERS SUMMIT, live in every capital city, 18 & 19 March.