Release of Ageing with Choice Report into Seniors Housing

We’ve been deeply involved in the policy and consultation surrounding the Affordable Housing Action Plan. The most recent development Ageing with Choice: Future directions for seniors housing 2019-2024 has been released that includes a five-year plan to support older Western Australians, particularly those on low to moderate incomes, to access affordable, manageable and stables homes…

Budget Aged Care Measures Welcome – Except One

COTA Australia welcomed several additional commitments to the continuing aged care reform process in tonight’s Federal Budget but expressed concern about delays in moving on key reforms. Minister Greg Hunt has announced that the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) that was to be merged with the Home Care Packages HCP) program by 1 July 2018…

Budget 2017 Delivers Some Good News For Older Australians

The 2017 Federal Budget has some good measures for older Australians in the areas of health, housing and mature age employment but missed the opportunity to provide better support for older people with poor oral or dental health. Leading seniors advocate, COTA Australia’s CE Ian Yates said older Australians battling to make ends meet would…