Today I received the information below from Dementia Australia, and felt it important to share it here, as many who read my blog are based here.
Together, if we participate in these types of surveys or get involved in submissions for aged and dementia care, maybe things will eventually change. IMO, there is little point in complaining things are not good enough, if we are not prepared to get involved.
If you live in Australia, and can spare the time, please follow the link below or click on the image to go to the survey.
“The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is seeking consumers and service providers input into the Aged Care Diversity Framework Consultation.
On 6th December the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched Australia’s Aged Care Diversity Framework. The framework represents an important step towards a more inclusive future for aged care services in Australia and is designed to complement the Single Quality Framework due to be released in July 2018. A copy of this is as attached to this email.
The Diversity Framework seeks to embed diversity in the design and delivery of aged care and support actions to address perceived or actual barriers to consumers accessing equitable and quality aged care, while enabling consumers and carers to be partners in this process.
This survey could be printed out and completed by the individuals, completed online or used as an activity within a group to gain people’s views and experiences. It is vital that people feel comfortable to participate in way that is appropriate for them. If an interpreter is need, please access the appropriate interpreting line through VITS.
We would like to encourage you to share your views on this through the survey : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRWNLBC
The surveys will remain open until 28th February 2018.”