Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, speaking with Maria Nagy from the Hungarian Aged & Invalid Persons Association

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, speaking with Maria Nagy from the Hungarian Aged & Invalid Persons Association

Thank you to all who attended the informal meeting last Thursday with the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Minister Jacinta Collins. The feedback verdict proclaims it was a grand success.

There were more than 85 people present, and they were from a range of aged and community care service providers including: generalist peak bodies; residential facilities; community services; HACC programs and specialist agencies.

There were also attendees from a wide range of ethno specific residential care facilities and HACC funded CALD agencies and CALD community groups: Arabic speaking; Bhutanese; Bosnian; Chinese; Croatian; Druse; Dutch; Filipino; German; Greek; Hungarian; Italian; Indian; Latvian; Maltese; Polish; Serbian; Slovenian; Spanish speaking; Vietnamese…

The topics covered included:

  • New aged care funding for new/emerging CALD communities;
  • Election has slowed down the Aged Care Reforms implementation;
  • ACAR to happen in the future;
  • Media coverage and the lens provided on aged care services is distorted;
  • Support for small RACF needed;
  • Funding for aged and community care services in general;
  • Website accessibility;
  • The Gateway…future directions?;
  • Interpreting and Translating within Home Care Packages; and
  • CALD Workforce issues.

Thank you to all who were able to attend. There was sector knowledge, interest, engagement, energy and commitment on display; CALD perspectives raised; and the specific and special needs of the aged and community care sector in South Australia highlighted and personally presented to Minister Collins.

Steve Georganas MP, Nina Telford, Maria Nagy, and Anna Howard

Steve Georganas MP, Member for Hindmarsh, Nina Telford, Multicultural Aged Care, Maria Nagy, Hungarian Aged & Invalid Persons Association, and Anna Howard, Chair of the MAC Board of Management

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, with Anna Howard, Chair of the MAC Board of Management, and Maria and Istvan Nagy from the Hungarian Aged & Invalid Persons Association

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, with Anna Howard, Chair of the MAC Board of Management, and Maria and Istvan Nagy from the Hungarian Aged & Invalid Persons Association

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