Vic Govt launches new Indian-Australian aged care facility

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The Victorian Government has secured the site for a new multi-million-dollar aged care facility for Indian-Australians.

The development in Cranbourne East, Melbourne, will serve the local Indian community with tailored care; Victoria has Australia’s largest Indian community, according to the State Government, with 170,000 residents born in India.

According to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines (above left, with Victorian Premier Dan Andrews), aged care services aimed at particular cultural communities are vital for older people and their families.

“We know it’s hugely important for people to remain connected to their culture as they get older – and we’ve delivered on our election commitment to secure a site to help make this residential aged care facility possible.

“The land purchase will make a difference to the Indian community, with a new aged care facility that offers bilingual and cross-culturally trained staff, traditional food options, and spaces for religious and cultural activities,” he said.

An EOI process will begin this year to find a developer and operator for the facility, which was first promised in Labor’s 2018 election platform.