Submissions

Submissions

For almost 150 years, OCAV has delivered housing and support to older Victorians in need. We use this experience to contribute our views to proposed policy changes that affect ageing and our elders.

2020 – 2021 Budget submission

September 28, 2020

Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes the commitment by the Andrews Labor Government to older people, and particularly the assistance that has been made with mental health and other measures through the pandemic.

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This submission focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Liscombe House, our aged care facility.

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The Andrews Labor Government commitment to a fairer Victoria needs to ensure that older Victorians, especially those experiencing hardship and disadvantage, are not forgotten. Instead, older Victorians need to be at the forefront of government thinking and investment.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria commends the Federal Government for its draft Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap.

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OCAV's submission into the Victorian Government Inquiry into Homelessness is based on our understanding of what older Victorians need in housing.

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OCAV calls for changes to aged care funding to drive best practice and to plan better for the future as part of its submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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OCAV's 2019 election platform has drawn on the views of our residents, our Conversations for Change series, and our volunteers and staff who daily witness the impact the lack of effective policies at local, state and federal governments on our residents.

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The OCAV has urged the Royal Commission into Mental Health to consider older people, carers of older people, and the effect of homelessness as part of its submission into the terms of reference.

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OCAV's 2018 Victorian Election Platform.

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The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft ‘Charter of Aged Care Rights Consultation Paper’.

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"There is nothing I would change that would make my life any better. I have two loving sons and family and I thank God every day that OCAV took me in when I had nothing," said Jill Dale, Braeside Park resident.

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