CPSA welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback as part of the review of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). As well as delivering systemic advocacy on behalf of pensioners of all ages and low income retirees, CPSA has been an auspicing body of the CVS in Sydney since 1991.
CPSA's submission responds to eight of the nine key matters that section 4 of the Aged Care Act 1997 requires to be addressed as part of the Aged Care Legislated Review. This response is structured according to the listing of these nine key matters on the Department of Health's webpage for the Review (https://agedcare.health.gov.au/reform/aged-care-legislated-review).
CPSA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft Service Concept for the delivery of the new integrated carer support service. CPSA represents the pensioners of all aged, superannuants and low-income retirees, a significant proportion of whom either rely on the support of an informal carer or provide informal care for a relative or friend. As such, CPSA has a keen interest in the design and delivery of services/interventions intended to improve outcomes for carers.
CPSA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Law Refrom Commission's Inquiry into Elder Abuse. As an organisation representing the views of pensioners of all ages and other low income retirees, CPSA has a keen interest in the issue of elder abuse.
You can access a copy of CPSA's submission to the Senate Inquiry into the future of Australia's aged care workforce on the inquiry website, submission number 295.