The Victorian Government is currently reviewing the Retirement Villages Act and has published a 60-page Issues Paper about the review. If you live in a retirement village, this is a great time to let the government know what needs to change in your industry.
The Victorian Government is collecting feedback on the Residential Tenancies Regulations, and has published a draft set of regulations. If you live in rental housing, this is a great time to tell the government about your needs as an older tenant.
The Federal Election will be held on May 18th. With the rapidly increasing number of older people who are facing an uncertain housing future, the new federal government will need to implement a National Older Persons Housing Strategy to keep older Australians healthy, housed and at home.
Six community services in Victoria have joined the Aged Care Systems Navigator, a 15-month national trial led by Council of the Ageing (COTA) Australia and funded by the Australian Government, that will develop and test different models to support people to understand and engage with the aged care system. The national trial is a timely announcement with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hearing evidence around the challenges older people experiencing in trying to find their way around a complex aged care system.