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NCOSS produces numerous submissions and reports on social policy, conference papers and other documents. This section allows you to access and download our online documents. Content spans from 1997 to present, most items older than 3 years will be found under the Resource Archive .

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Developed by the NSW HACC Issues Forum. Outlines some of the expressed concerns, anomalies and confusions from both policy and implementation perspectives for the interface between the HACC Program and the CACP Program.
The NSW Aged Care Alliance's response to the Review.
A paper by the Australian Coalition '99 (NSW). The Platform for Action sets an agenda for the empowerment of older persons based on the UN Principles for Older Persons which incorporates human rights and social justice throughout the life cycle - building links between all ages.
This review provides the opportunity to develop a mechanism whereby new and existing legislation can be dovetailed into existing aged care legislation. Commonwealth and State legislation can be brought into one regulatory stream in order to capitalise the capacity of both while ensuring the benefits of both are maintained with no loss of advantage to older people of NSW.
This review provides the opportunity to develop a mechanism whereby new and existing legislation can be dovetailed into existing aged care legislation. Commonwealth and State legislation can be brought into one regulatory stream in order to capitalise the capacity of both while ensuring the benefits of both are maintained with no loss of advantage to older people of NSW.
NCOSS regional consultations and the NSW Aged Care Alliance have identified a range of State issues surrounding the needs and interests of older people in NSW. The 2001 Commonwealth Productivity Commission Report on Government Services found that NSW had a higher than national average number of people aged 70+ years as a proportion of the total population. Older people and organisations are encouraged to use any or all of this Issues Kit in their representations to candidates when discussing areas of concern for New South Wales' older population.
A significant number of residents in aged care facilities are unable to access family or community support for long distance transport. Due to the relatively high dependency needs of residents, and the time constraints faced by staff in these facilities, only limited assistance can be provided by the facility with transport. Transport is a major need for residents in residential aged care facilities, especially to and from health facilities.
This vexed issue has been raised with NCOSS many times in recent years. After a five month research project this report documents the important problem, provides recommendations and suggests further intensive work to address the transport needs of this very vulnerable population, people in residential aged care, formerly known as nursing homes and hostels. NCOSS will use the findings and recommendations in the report to work towards government and industry solutions for older people.
This vexed issue has been raised with NCOSS many times in recent years. After a five month research project this report documents the important problem, provides recommendations and suggests further intensive work to address the transport needs of this very vulnerable population, people in residential aged care, formerly known as nursing homes and hostels. NCOSS will use the findings and recommendations in the report to work towards government and industry solutions for older people.
This is readers'guide to the DADHC Future Directions 2004 Paper (see DADHC website www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au) identifying possible areas of concern and interest for anyone who plans on submitting comments to DADHC. NCOSS will be submitting a formal response by the 19 April deadline. The address for return comments is on the DADHC website also.
This is the NCOSS response to the DADHC Future Directions 2004 Draft Discussion Document. It identifies three major recommendations in the areas of services to older people, the development of an action plan as well as preparing for the growth of funding and services.
This Kit identifies important priorities for older people in NSW in the lead up to the 2004 Federal Election. The NSW Aged Care Alliance has prioritised the specific issues for particular attention, including a brief description of each issue with recommendations and questions for all candidates to Federal Parliament. Older People and organisations are encouraged to use any or all of the Issues Kit in their representations to candidates when discussing areas of concern for Australia's older population.
NCOSS Submission: Senate Inquiry into Aged Care 2004
NSW Aged Care Alliance Submission to the Senate Inquiry Into Aged Care
NCOSS Submission: Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care on the Review of the Youth Community Services Act
NCOSS Submission: In its submission, NCOSS outlines a series of concerns about price, quality and choice for consumers, especially how income individuals and families, when seeking funeral services. NCOSS proposes an integrated package of regulatory reforms and consumer protection measures that we believe will lift the quality, accessibility and affordability of this essential set of services in NSW, both in the short and long terms. Such improvements are critical as the NSW population rapidly ages and industry ownership is increasingly concentrated into large corporate conglomerates.
NCOSS Response: The Discussion Paper outlines options for improving consumer protection to pre-paid funeral funds.
In January 2005, Australian Health Ministers jointly agreed to the development of a National Framework for Action on Dementia. This is the NSW Aged Care Alliance response to the consultation paper. This consultation will inform a draft National Framework, which will be considered by Australian Health Ministers in November 2005.
This is the NCOSS response to the Consultation Paper using the feedback form to the National Framework.
The NSW Premier's Office asked the NSW Aged Care Alliance for advice on the upcoming decisions regarding potential major structural change to aged care and community care programs which are currently jointly administered and funded by the Australian and State and Territory Governments. This paper sets out the position of the Alliance in advance of the February COAG meeting.
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