Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Care News Digest for 2023. In this edition, we will bring you the most recent updates, information, resources, and events from across the region.
Western Sydney Community Forum has recently submitted a response to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts regarding their review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport. Several recommendations were made, which can be viewed in this edition. In other news, Dr Kay Patterson AO has announced her retirement from her position as Age Discrimination Commissioner, which she has held for seven years. She has taken part in many notable projects and initiatives, including the Older Person’s Advocacy Network’s (OPAN) Ready to Listen project. More information on these can be found below.
Companion Animal Network Australia (CANA) have also released their survey findings on their questions about older people’s relationships with their pets, and their role in the aged care system. The results reflected the aged care system’s poor accommodation to companion animals. You can read the full report in this edition. In the world of reporting, the January to June 2023 reporting period has now ended with the end of the financial year. Providers have until 30 July to finalise data entry before the system closes.
Lastly, the deadline to participate in the WSCF Community Care News Digest Feedback Survey has been extended. You can share your thoughts on the digest’s usefulness, relevance, and suggestions for improvement. The survey will remain open until 18 August 2023.
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