The National CALD Ageing and Aged Care Strategy Review Submission

Closed 12 May 2017

Opened 30 Mar 2017


The Australian Government released the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds (the CALD Strategy) to respond to the needs of older people from CALD backgrounds and better support the aged care sector to deliver care that is sensitive and appropriate to their diverse needs.

Opportunity to have your say

Comments are now being sought on the Review of the CALD Strategy and the development of the Diversity Framework.

The CALD Strategy is going to be replaced by a broader Aged Care Diversity Framework aimed to build on existing efforts to provide guidance for providers to embed better practice in their service delivery to better meet the diverse needs of older people.

Under the Diversity Framework, an action plan for CALD consumers will be developed.

How to make a submission

  1. Download and complete the submission template under the ‘Give Us Your Views’ heading below and email your completed submission to:

Submissions will close at 5pm, 12 May 2017 (AEST).

Why We Are Consulting

Since the release of the CALD Strategy, there have been reforms in aged care placing a strong emphasis on the concepts of greater choice and control being put in the hands of the consumer and the aged care system being accessible, equitable and inclusive for all older people.

A key mechanism for achieving this is the development of a new Aged Care Diversity Framework, which is scheduled to be in place by the end of 2017, to be followed by the creation of a specific action plan for older people from CALD backgrounds. One of the building blocks for the development of the Aged Care Diversity Framework and action plan will be a reviewsof the government’s progress against the CALD Strategy.

What Happens Next

The feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the Review of the CALD Strategy and development of the Aged Care Diversity Framework.


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