The Loddon Mallee Sector Development Team consists of Diversity Advisors, Wellness & Reablement Consultant and Aboriginal Development Officer who are auspiced variously by Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health Service, Sunraysia Community Health Service and Njernda Aboriginal Corporation.

The monthly SDT E-Bulletin is a flag to sector changes and resources.

Charter of Aged Care Rights

From 1 July 2019, the new Charter of Aged Care Rights will provide the same rights to all consumers, regardless of the type of Commonwealth subsided care and services they receive.

The Charter will apply to consumers once they start receiving Government-subsidised aged care, including:

  • residential care
  • home care packages
  • flexible care
  • services provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

For information on the Charter of Aged Care Rights

Providers have responsibilities to support consumers to understand the new Charter.

From 1 July 2019, providers must give consumers a copy of the new Charter signed by the provider, and ensure that the consumer or their authorised person has been given a reasonable opportunity to sign a copy of the Charter.