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.
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.
Opportunity to have your say
Feedback on the implementation of the CALD Strategy is now being sought.
The survey will close at 5pm, 28 April 2017 (AEST) and takes around 10 minutes to complete.
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 Diversity Framework for aged care, which is scheduled to be in place by the end of 2017, followed by the creation of a specific action plan for older people from CALD backgrounds. One of the building blocks for the development of this Diversity Framework and Action Plan will be reviews of the Government’s progress against the CALD Strategy.