Be Part of securing the Aged Care at Councils

In the lead up to the federal election we will be meeting with and lobbying MPs and candidates about the importance of ongoing block funding for council provided aged care services.

If you are able to be part of a delegation to meet with federal MPs and candidates, let us know by emailing Jane Karslake on

Member’s involvement in these meetings will mean we can show the real importance of your role in supporting elderly Victorians remaining in their homes.

ASU Post Budget Briefing with Federal Ministers Office

Last week the ASU met with federal aged care minister Ken Wyatt’s chief of staff to discuss the budget announcement of the extension to the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

This announcement extends block funding of Council care until June, 2022.

The ASU explained that Victorian Councils need strong signals from the Commonwealth to continue to deliver services to the over 200,000 Victorians receiving CHSP services through Victorian Councils. The minister’s office made it clear that Council’s role in aged service delivery was valued.

We will keep pressing the Commonwealth on the importance of renewing a formal agreement with the Victorian Government and Municipal Association of Victoria to avoid disruption to clients, carers and families. We will also keep talking with the minister’s office about the future of the Regional Assessment Service

ASU Aged Care Royal Commission Survey

If you haven’t already, please take the time to complete the ASU Aged Care Royal Commission Survey –

Information from carers will be essential or us to make a strong submission to the royal commission that emphasises the critical importance of your work.

For further information please contact:
ASU Lead Organiser Jane Karslake | 0418 106 739 |

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