ASU HACC Campaign 2018
- Created on Thursday, 01 February 2018 01:30
This year will see the Home And Community Care (HACC) campaign reach its full implementation in line with the CHSP and NDIS rollout.
Planning has begun to update the ASU’s overall state-wide campaign approach to be ensure that we specifically target the needs of our members in individual councils. This will include a set of resources that ASU members at affected Councils can access, which will be easy to follow and will assist members to implement a set of actions in order to try and retain HACC services within local government and maintain the Victorian standards model of service delivery - a standard that is higher than other states.
In The Seniors newspaper December a feature article highlighted the key issues faced by seniors in regard to accessing services under CHSP. The article was strongly aligned with the arguments the ASU have presented to government at both state and federal levels. The message and the reality of CHSP is gaining traction within the community.
HACC Council Update: Indigo Shire
Indigo Shire resolved to outsource HACC services at their December 2017 Council meeting. It was apparent that the decision was a foregone conclusion, leaving approximately 44 home carers without jobs after 30 June, 2018. This action highlighted the need for members to be ready to implement campaign initiatives at a moment’s notice.
Members at Indigo Shire Council were largely caught unawares. However, they have decided not to go down without a fight and are currently conducting a petition within the community. Members believe that there has been little or no consultation with the wider community or with people whose services will be directly affected by the decision of Council. They have legitimate concerns for the people they provide services for. All ASU members are invited to sign and circulate the petition amongst your own networks and return to the ASU by the nominated deadline 0f 21 February.
HACC Delegates Meeting
The first HACC Delegates Network meeting for 2018 will be held:
DATE: Tuesday, 20 February
TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
VENUE: ASU First Floor Meeting room, 116 Queensberry St, Carlton.
Invitations have been sent to all delegates. Anyone wishing to attend can contact the ASU and register their interest. For general enquiries regarding the meeting contact ASU Organiser Kath Tuari on firstname.lastname@example.org We are hoping to have as many delegates in attendance as possible as this is an important networking and campaign preparation meeting.
I work in the HACC field for Hepburn Shire Council we have been told we have funding till June 2019.
Just wondering if the union has heard any different? As we the workers being office staff or carers have not heard anything.