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Moyne Shire to have a say on aged care review


As part of a comprehensive review into its aged and disability services, Moyne Shire Council has today announced it will undertake community consultations across the Shire this month.

Clients and their families will be invited to consultation sessions in Peterborough, Mortlake, Port Fairy, Koroit, Macarthur and Hawkesdale from Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 October.

Council says its review process will explore the different roles it can undertake in the community care sector such as promoting positive ageing, assisting informed decision-making, and continuation of community care support services.

It is aiming to ensure it is well-prepared to respond to the upcoming Aged Care Reforms that will bring changes to the operational and funding environment.

Mayor, Karen Foster said, “We know we must adapt to evolving funding models, while
maintaining the quality of care”.

“Australia’s community care sector has for many years been undergoing a process of ongoing reform, which presents many challenges to service clients and providers.

“We want the insights and feedback of our clients, which will be essential in shaping the future of community care services in our shire.”

Invitations to community consultation sessions are being sent directly to clients.

Session details:
Peterborough – 18 October, 5:00pm, Peterborough Community Hall
Port Fairy – 19 October, 2:00pm, Port Fairy Senior Citizens Centre
Koroit – 20 October, 10:00am, Koroit Senior Citizens Centre
Mortlake – 20 October, 2:00pm time, Mortlake Senior Citizens Centre
Macarthur – 21 October, 9:30am, Macarthur Senior Citizens Centre
Hawkesdale – 21 October, 11:45am, Hawkesdale Community Memorial Hall.

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