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Massive win on accessible housing – what does it mean?

In what is a major win for seniors, the nation’s building ministers have agreed to include accessible design on the National Construction Code (NCC), creating better options for older Australians.

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People in Canberra with a disability are 'trapped' in their housing, but new rules could change that

Changes to the National Construction Code are being considered by state and federal ministers next week.

Advocates say the current voluntary guidelines have failed to provide adequate housing for people with disabilities.

The reforms could require new homes to be built with wider doors, no entry steps and ground floor bathrooms.

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Multicultural Advocacy in the NT - COTA NT

COTA NT

In the Northern Territory the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care (PICAC) program is managed by COTA NT (also known as Council on the Ageing – Northern Territory).

Our Program Manager delivers the PICAC program through a wide program of activities based on networking – making connections within the NT community through events and meetings; and representation – giving CaLD seniors a voice at advisory groups and forums, service delivery and training.

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Banks unite to help customers experiencing financial abuse

Australian banks are launching updated guidelines on financial abuse as part of their continued focus on responding to family violence and elder abuse. 

The updated industry-wide approach is designed to ensure bank staff are equipped to recognise signs of financial abuse. 

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Media Release – Banks call for consistent laws to prevent elder abuse

Australian Banking Association

Australian banks are urging state and territory governments to adopt consistent laws on powers of attorney to prevent elder financial abuse. 

State and federal Attorneys-General are meeting today to consider a scope for a national register of power of attorney instruments.   

The ABA is calling on governments across Australia to establish: 

  1. Power of Attorney laws which are the same across the country and protect people from this kind of abuse. 
  2. A National Power of Attorney (POA) register to check if POA documents are legitimate and current. 
  3. Somewhere to report abuse in each state that can investigate and act. 
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Final Report: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Elder Abuse Action Australia acknowledge and thank the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the many individuals who shared their stories. It’s now time for action to end ageism, discrimination and abuse of older people.

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The Goodbye Guide

COTA Western Australia

Have you talked to your family about end of life? It may be uncomfortable, but the practical tools in the Goodbye Guide help you collate important information, so your loved ones know where to locate it in the event of your passing.

03 Feb 2021
Western Australia
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How's Your Head Today

Head to Health

COVID-19 is having a big impact on Australians’ mental health. The ‘How’s your head today?’ campaign aims to encourage all Australians to make their mental health and wellbeing a priority. Check out all the helpful resources you can access.

29 Jan 2021
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Recovery Plan Grants To Strengthen Connectivity To Community for WA Seniors

Government of Western Australia

21 local government and community service organisations in Western Australia will receive additional funding support for projects and initiatives aimed at reconnecting seniors impacted by social isolation during COVID-19.

18 Dec 2020
Western Australia
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Your Caring Future

Your Caring Way

Your Caring Way is a free program for carers wanting to pursue training, education, volunteering or employment. It aims to inspire positive change by connecting people to real opportunities.

18 Dec 2020
Queensland
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