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Aged Care Reforms Update: Announcements

Commonwealth Home Support Programme – extension of funding arrangements

Funding arrangements for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) have been extended until 30 June 2020 to provide certainty to the sector and pave the way for further home care reform.

This includes extending funding agreements with CHSP service providers from
1 July 2018 (1 July 2019 in Victoria), with new funding conditions to provide a greater focus on activities that support independence and wellness and provide more choice for consumers.… Read the rest

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Aged Care Reforms Update: Consultations and Reports

National review of wellness and reablement in home care

The department has recently engaged Nous Group to undertake a national review of wellness and reablement approaches within the home care sector.

The review will:

  • help us to better understand existing programs and pathways and barriers to implementing wellness and reablement approaches
  • be used to develop strategies for embedding wellness and reablement approaches in the home care sector now and in the future.

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Gold Coast Elder Abuse Reference Group

A Gold Coast Elder Abuse Reference Group that will meet quarterly to discuss issues, provide information sharing opportunities, to identify educational opportunities to improve awareness and where possible prevent abuse occurring and work collaboratively to improve the response to elder abuse. ...

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Diversity Framework Consultation Now Open

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: ...

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Focus Group: Development of Disability Component in DV-Alert

As a preliminary step, Lifeline Australia seeks to consult with key organisations, whose staff could be likely to receive a first disclosure from a woman with disability about the violence that she has experienced. ...

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Million Paws Walk

 

On Sunday the 21st of May over 25,000 Queenslanders and their dogs will “walk the walk”.  The Million Paws Walk that is!

Originally conceived by veterinarian Dr Cam Day 23 years ago, The Million Paws Walk is the RSPCA’s flagship fundraiser.  There are 24 walk locations this year and you can simply visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au to find the location closest to you.

Over 50,000 animals pass through RSPCA Qld Animal Care Centres every year and well over 14,000 are dogs that … Read the rest

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Winter is Coming

 

With the cooler seasons upon us, Radio COTA has produced a podcast dedicated to keeping healthy and active – even when all we really want to do is stay warm by snuggling on the couch with a good book or movie! ...

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National Volunteer Week 2017

 

It is through the generosity of COTA Queensland’s volunteers that we are able to connect with the community, facilitate peer education sessions, plan and coordinate events, bring about changes in policy, and have effective governance in our organisation. All of this supports us in building an Age-friendly Queensland. ...

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How to Reduce Electricity Usage to Save on Your Bills

Making small changes to your electricity usage can help reduce your electricity bill and it is good for the environment too.  ...

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Age-friendly Community Grants Now Open!

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program is now open.  The grants will provide funding for local projects and initiatives to enhance the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland.

Over 3 years from 2017-18, $1 million per annum will be made available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects.

Each year, the age-friendly community grants program will focus on 2 to … Read the rest

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