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Community Options Australia aims to actively support consumers choice and independence, especially as the community sector undergoes significant and ongoing change. Through our regular communications, we share insights into what we have learnt and how we are responding to these changes.

We want to highlight the importance of you being able to act independently, make your own choices and take part in your community. It is important to us that we support you to achieve that with dignity and respect.

By seeking, acknowledging and acting on your feedback or complaints, we also ensure you are involved in improvements to the delivery of care and services you receive.

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Understanding-Community-Support

Understand how community support services can complement NDIS services

National Disability Insurance Agency – learn about how other supports together with your NDIS plan can help you reach your goals. https://lnkd.in/gqqRyyc #community #information #preparing #video
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Innovation

Collaborative pathway to innovation

In Australia, a range of options exist to meet the different care needs of each individual however, the preference for an increasing number of older Australians is to remain in their own homes. With ongoing reforms in quality and safety of care delivery, higher levels of compliance and governance, a focus on consumer driven service…
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Research-and-Evidence

Research and evidence in community care.

The community care sector is often seen as being research poor in terms of evidence that informs policy or indeed, funding. It has not, however, prevented the introduction of what many see as top-down regulatory responses that impose high costs into the sector. The future for community care, particularly in aged care, will need to…
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Agedcare-Quality

Aged Care Quality Standards and Charter of Aged Care Rights

1 July 2019 marked the commencement of the new Aged Care Quality Standards which complement the single Charter of Aged Care Rights. These reforms promised with the establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission in November 2018 placed Senior Australians at its heart and aimed to enhance Senior Australians quality of life, safety,…
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Message from the CEO

Many people with mental illnesses are ending up homeless or in prison as community services are not there to support them. Families and carers continue to provide an overwhelming majority of support for people with mental illnesses. They are overburdened. Community Options Australia is dedicated to supporting coordinated and integrated community-based services that support people…
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Workforce-Implications

Workforce implications for community care from the disability sector

Nearly half a million Australians are covered by the NDIS scheme which is designed to offer people with permanent and significant disabilities a choice, to the care and support they need. The Jan 2019 Productivity Commission Study Report of the National Disability Agreement (NDA) provided some insights to the disconnection between it and the National…
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