The Department of Health is currently working with the Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-Group to develop an Aged Care Diversity Framework.
The first stage of public consultations is now open for the development of a broader diversity Framework to build on and replace the existing National Ageing and Aged Care Strategies for:
people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.
The consultation is open from 8 May 2017 to 19 June 2017 and takes around 20 minutes to complete.
The Framework will:
- be relevant for all older people
- focus on individual’s diverse needs, circumstances and life experiences
- address common barriers affecting access to aged care services to drive improvements.
Initial Action Plans will be developed to focus on the particular needs of three diverse groups:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
- CALD communities
- LGBTI elders.
This stage of consultation is focused on the Framework. Consultation on the draft Framework and the Action Plans will occur later this year and early next year.
For more information and to participate, visit the Consultation Hub.