The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Commission) has released a Consultation Paper which proposes changes to the aged care system including the creation of three service streams to assist older people: an entry level support stream, an investment stream and a care stream.
The LGA previously developed a submission to the Commission which advocated for local government to be recognised as a planner, funder and deliverer of home and community services and asked for other spheres of government to work in partnership with councils to leverage their unique position to provide a holistic approach to social inclusion and support for people as they get older. A copy of the LGA’s submission is available on our website: https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/submissions
Based on previous consultation and feedback from member councils, local government could play a role in the entry level support stream (which focuses on help at home and community engagement).
Submissions on the Consultation paper are due by COB Friday 24 January 2020.
Due to the short timeframe, the LGA intends to prepare a letter of support to the relevant broad principles and continue to advocate for local government as per our previous submission.
Councils are encouraged to consider their own submissions.
A copy of the Consultation paper can be found at; https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/consultation-paper-1.pdf
Submissions can be made:
- by email: ACRCProgramDesign@royalcommission.gov.au
- by mail: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, GPO Box 1151, Adelaide SA 5001
- by telephone: 1800 960 711