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Next Steps to Develop New Sector Representation Model

Release date: 22 Dec 2021

The Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC) and the Aged Care Reform Network (ACRN) have received a report from KPMG on a Model for Representation for the Aged Care Sector.

KPMG has recommended a new entity be established to represent the sector and lead its development.  It has proposed that the purpose of this new entity would be to:

Enhance the well-being of older Australians through a vibrant, trusted and sustainable aged services sector.

The KPMG report outlines a series of principles which it believes should characterise the new entity and it recommends a series of transition steps to move from the current structures into the new sector representation model.

The Steering Committee overseeing the sector representation and development project has recommended to AACC and ACRN that the KPMG model be adopted and built on as the basis for establishment of the new entity.

Consistent with the decisions of the ACSA and LASA Boards announced on 9 December, AACC and ACRN will be joining together with ACSA and LASA to develop an inclusive sector transformation process.  ACSA and LASA are implementing a transition process with a view to member votes in March 2022 or shortly thereafter.

The Steering Committee will be holding a final meeting at the end of January 2022, at which point the parties intend to confirm the transformation structures to operate during 2022.

Following that, AACC and ACRN will release further details of the model proposed by KPMG for input from member organisations.

 

About the Australian Aged Care Collaboration

The AACC is a group of six aged care peak bodies: Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health Australia, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and UnitingCare Australia. Together, the AACC represents more than 1,000 organisations who deliver 70 per cent of aged care services to 1.3 million Australians, either in their own homes or in communal residential settings.

 

About the Aged Care Reform Network

The ACRN is a collective of large providers who have joined forces to help drive reforms dedicated to improving aged care services for all senior Australians. Together with their affiliates, the Reform Network account for over 25% of residential and home care services across Australia

 

The following representatives of the AACC & ACRN are available for interview:

Paul Sadler - CEO Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) 

Media contact: Dishi Gahlowt 0434 159 833

Sean Rooney - CEO Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

Media contact: Kate Hannon 08 6311 7809

Tracey Burton - CEO Uniting NSW.ACT

Media Contact: Em Barber 0481 056 714

As the peak body representing church, charitable and community-based organisations providing accommodation and care services to older people, people with a disability and their carers, ACSA can be contacted for comment on issues affecting the industry.

Areas ACSA may provide media commentary on include:  

  • Aged care reforms
  • Residential aged care
  • Home care
  • Independent and retirement living
  • Housing for older Australians
  • Palliative care
  • The aged care workforce in Australia

 

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