Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), launched its Membership Charter on Sunday, ‘enshrining high standards of quality and care in the sector’ at its annual Congress in Adelaide. Over 1,200 delegates are attending.
The Charter “outlines a shared vision for age services in Australia, and establishes a set of guiding principles for LASA Members to aspire to, and a statement of commitment for LASA Members to abide by, laying an explicit foundation for organisations whose shared focus is to realise high standards of quality and service”.
It describes the rights and responsibilities of, and between, LASA and its Members.
LASA CEO Sean Rooney and the Chairman of the LASA Board Dr Graeme Blackman (pictured), signed a ceremonial Charter at their AGM in Adelaide.
Mr Rooney said “The Charter outlines the high-level principles as the first stage of implementation which will be supported by governance oversight and administrative processes.
“The desired end point is to rebuild community trust and confidence in our sector. This is this first of many steps we will be taking on this journey.
“This initiative is an important early step in a longer journey for our Members and our industry,” Mr Rooney said.
Over 50 speakers and 150 exhibitors are engaged in the conference. Pictured is Janet Anderson, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner.