Who we are
We are a community of more than 4,000 members and rapidly growing. We are older people, families and friends, current and retired aged-care workers and others who are passionate about social justice. We have come together to lobby government for meaningful reform.
What we do
- We have established Facebook communities:
- Media and advocacy to highlight issues and potential solutions
- Collate complaints via issue.watch
- Collaborate with stakeholders to influence change
Working together on sustainable solutions
Our aim is to focus on sustainable solutions, not problems. We believe it is only by working together – with older people, families, staff, providers, peak bodies, unions, academics, health bureaucrats, and politicians – that older people in Australia will receive the care and support they need.
Most importantly, we believe we need to listen, really listen, to older people and their families.
We are establishing small Working Groups that bring together people who use aged care services. This will ensure the diverse views, experiences and needs of older people remain our focus.
Working Groups include aged care residents, recipients of home care packages, First Nations elders, older people with a disability, older people from culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQ communities. We will also establish two Working Groups with families: one will comprise family members who are primary carers of older people living at home and the other will include family/friends who visit aged care homes.
We’re proud to work with like-minded organisations which share our vision for reform.