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KPMG Final Report Released on the Commonwealth Reform of Home Care Packages

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The Australian Government announced the introduction of the Home Care Packages Programme from 1 August 2013, which replaced the Community Packaged Care Programme with the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) to all new Home Care Packages from 1 August 2013. Since 1 July 2015, all Home Care Packages are now to be delivered on a CDC basis. Additionally there was a significant expansion to the Home Care Packages Programme. The number of Home Care Packages will increase from around 72,000 places to around 100,000 places nationally by 2017-18.

An evaluation was undertaken by KPMG, on behalf of the Department of Health and Ageing. This report provides the finding of the evaluation of the CDC pilot program. As reported in the Ageing Agenda News the CDC evaluation highlights low take-up among special needs clients and as a consequence recommends trialling new approaches in home care for some special needs groups and strengthening the program’s focus on wellness and reablement.

To view the final report see:

PDF Printable version of the Evaluation of the Consumer Directed Care Initiative - PDF 1163 KB
PDF Printable version of the Evaluation of the Consumer Directed Care Initiative Appendices - PDF 601 KB

HTML version of Evaluation of the Consumer Directed Care Initiative



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