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Aged Care Diversity Framework

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A resource developed by Inner West Sector Support and Development auspiced by the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW, utilising Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health.  The resource is designed as an introduction to the Framework, its four action plans and to the key issues affecting older people with diverse needs’ engagement with the aged care system.

The resource consists of a series of individual information sheets covering:

  • an overview of the Aged Care Diversity Framework
  • an overview of the four action plans targeting:
    • all diverse older people
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
    • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex elders
  • an introduction to trauma-informed care practice
  • each of the 12 diverse groups including background information, key issues affecting access and engagement
  • links to further information and available resources about each of the identified diverse groups.

All funded aged care providers need to understand and be responsive to the experiences and needs of people from diverse backgrounds.  

Providers are strongly encouraged through the Aged Care Quality Standards to develop and implement strategies that address inequities in access to their services either through specific Diversity Action Plans or their Strategic Plans.

The provided Info Sheets include:

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 1 - Introduction

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 2 - The Framework

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 3 - Action Plans

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 4 - Trauma Informed Care

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 5  - Aboriginal People

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 6 - LGBTI Elders

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 7 - CALD Older People

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 8 - People with Mental Health Issues

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 9 - People with Dementia

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 10 - Older People with Disability

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 11 - Parents Separated from Children

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 12 - Care Leavers

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 13 - Homeless Older People

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 14 - Veterans

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 15 - Social & Economic Hardship

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 16 - Rural & Remote

Aged Care Diversity Info Sheet 17 - Further Resources

You can access the Info Sheets here.


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