The Australian Aged Care Collaboration is a group of six aged care peak bodies: Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Anglicare Australia, Baptist Care Australia, Catholic Health Australia, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and UnitingCare Australia.
Together, we represent more than 1,000 organisations that are responsible for about 70 percent of the services delivered to the 1.3 million Australians receiving aged care, either at home or in communal residential settings.
We understand the needs of an ageing Australian population because collectively, our members support older people in cities as well as regional and remote localities, across all states and territories. In addition, we are major employers and users of local goods and services.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is on track to deliver a historic set of recommendations to overhaul the aged care system. The Australian Aged Care Collaboration’s aim is to ensure there is political will to make the systemic changes needed to meet the needs of older Australians now and into the future.