News feed: Action

Forgotten Australians

 

Recently Bronwyn Bidstrup, COTA Queensland’s Aged and Community Care Coordinator joined Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans at a Forum organised by Lotus Place, Historical Abuse Network and Micah Projects to meet with older people to discuss aged care.

Up to a half-million Australian-born children in the 20th century, including some of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent were placed in ‘care’ or became ‘state wards’ for different reasons – illness or death of either parent, family breakdown, abuse and limited … Read the rest

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National elder abuse peak established – Elder Abuse Action Australia

The new peak body, Elder Abuse Action Australia, to support the national coordination and advocacy of issues relating to the prevention of elder abuse has been formally launched in Sydney.

The EAAA involves a growing network of organisations and individuals that work in elder abuse prevention and support services.

COTA Australia chief executive Ian Yates said the launch of EAAA was a crucial step to addressing elder abuse.

“Older Australians are among the most vulnerable to physical, emotional and financial … Read the rest

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Livable housing design: the costs and benefits to Australian society

The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) conducted an online survey from October 2017 to February 2018 inviting individuals to share their opinions on how Council of Australian Governments (COAG) should meet their commitment in the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy that all new homes will be of agreed universal design standards by 2020.

The survey was advertised widely through community groups and housing organisations. It attracted 1329 participants, the majority of whom were home owners and people who needed … Read the rest

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Survey on Universal Housing Design

Edit:  5 March 2018

This survey is now closed.


The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design is pushing for more accessible and inclusive housing and require as many people as possible to complete a short survey.

COAG’s 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy committed to support the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design’s goal that all new homes will be of an agreed liveable design standard by 2020.

At the direction of the Building Ministers Forum, the Australian Building Codes Board is … Read the rest

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Partners in Age-friendly

COTA Queensland is pleased to continue working in partnership with the Office for Seniors towards the building of an Age-friendly Queensland.  ...

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COTA QLD Board set ambitious targets

Back row left to right: Mark Tucker-Evans (Chief Executive & Company Secretary), Peter Howells (Chair), Neale Condon (Deputy Chair)
Front row left to right:  Professor Linda Rosenman, Robyn Robinson, Maree McMahon (Chair Finance & Risk Committee).
Absent Margaret Sugden.

At COTA Queensland’s 60th Annual General Meeting held at the end of November last year directors Peter Howells and Robyn Robinson were re-elected unopposed for a further 3-year term. Professor Linda Rosenman was appointed to the Board for another year and … Read the rest

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Improving Quality and Choice of Care 

On Thursday 8 February 2018, Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans participated in Queensland Health’s Healthcare Improvement Unit Improving quality of care and choice of care setting for residents of aged care facilities with acute healthcare needs steering committee meeting.

The project will develop collaborative clinical care pathways that are evidence-based to support residential aged care facility (RACF) and emergency department clinicians to identify, with the residents and/or their alternate health decision makers, the most appropriate place for RACF residents to receive … Read the rest

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Co-designing Health

 

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans spoke to the inaugural intake of the Queensland Health Graduate Program about the importance of putting health consumers (patients and their families and carers) at the heart of an integrated health system.

That is, the health system needs to be co-designed with the users of the health care system not by clinicians and bureaucrats.

Mark is joining with the leaders of Healthy@Home Consortium for a Strategic Planning retreat to identify the broad direction of … Read the rest

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Ageing and Homelessness

 

COTA Queensland believes that the Queensland Government must take more concerted action to assist those seniors who for a variety of reasons find themselves displaced from appropriate housing and made homeless.  ...

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COTA calls on State Government to prioritise ageing issues

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body representing 718,000 Queenslanders aged 65 and over, congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office.

COTA has welcomed the reappointment of Coralee O’Rourke as Minister for Seniors and congratulates her on the inclusion of Communities in her responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to work with the Minister for Seniors on the WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities initiative.

By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders … Read the rest

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