Unfortunately the aged care system in this country is broken. While there are many excellent aged care providers out there doing wonderful things, there are also many that could do a lot better when it comes to caring for our ageing parents.
But at Carers’ Circle, we believe we can’t complain about something if we’re not willing to do something about it. That’s why we’re involved in aged care advocacy. We speak up on behalf of older people and the children of ageing parents. We partner with like-minded organisations or sometimes go it alone on submissions to government departments and inquiries. We also speak directly to politicians about the rights of older people and their families.
Below are some of the submissions we’ve worked on over the last few years. Most have been joint submissions with Aged Care Reform Now (ACRN), Quality Aged Care Action Group (QACAG) or Aged Care Justice. Some don’t have the Carers’ Circle name on it, but were worked on by our Founder Michelle Chaperon as part of her work with Aged Care Reform Now, of which she is also a co-Founder.