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Draft National Strategy for Care and Support Economy Submission

Draft National Strategy for Care and Support Economy Submission

25 June 2023
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National Seniors Australia’s submission to the Draft National Care and Support Economy Strategy 2023.

Summary

National Seniors Australia (NSA) supports the Draft National Care and Support Economy Strategy 2023, emphasizing the importance of quality care and support for older people.

NSA advocates for improving the quality of care in the aged care sector, addressing workforce issues, and ensuring equitable pay and conditions across the care and support economy.

Efficiency, transparency, and the intersection between informal and formal care are highlighted as crucial aspects to consider in the strategy.

The strategy is critiqued for not adequately addressing dementia in the delivery of care services to older people.

Key Points:

  • NSA supports the vision and objectives of the National Care and Support Economy Strategy 2023.
  • Emphasis on improving the quality of care, workforce issues, and equitable pay and conditions.
  • Calls for efficiency, transparency, and addressing the intersection between informal and formal care.
  • Critique of the strategy for not acknowledging dementia's critical impact on care services for older people.
Draft National Strategy for Care and Support Economy Submission

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National Seniors is a not-for-profit membership and advocacy organisation that gives older Australians – working and retired – a strong national voice. We tackle issues such as age discrimination, mature age employment, the Age Pension, social inclusion, cost of living concerns and more.

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