Over the past twelve months, a growing alliance of 21 organisations, led by COTA Victoria, has called on the Victorian Government to create a vision for twenty-first century modern ageing that will guide a whole-of-government plan to improve the future for an increasing number of older Victorians.
The Alliance for an Agenda for Ageing
In 2018, a round table of peak community and research organisations came together to share concerns and consider action on the lack of government planning and consideration for its ageing population.
From this round table developed the Alliance for an Agenda for Ageing. The Alliance members are:
- Council on the Ageing Victoria (including Seniors Rights Victoria)
- Health Issues Centre
- Carers Victoria
- Victorian Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation
- Victorian Council of Social Service
- National Ageing Research Institute
- Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
- Housing for the Aged Action Group
- Consumer Action Law Centre
- Financial and Consumer Rights Council
- Community Transport Association of Victoria
- Victoria Walks
- Dementia Australia
- Palliative Care Victoria
- Val’s LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care (GLHV)
- Fair Go For Pensioners
- Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria
- Mental Health Victoria
- Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
- Per Capita
An Agenda for Ageing, developed by the Alliance, calls for a Victorian Ageing Plan that outlines practical and meaningful action across government departments to keep our older population contributing to communities and the economy and ensuring no one is left behind.
What we’re doing in 2019
This year, as Royal Commission into Mental Health and Aged Care Quality and Safety get underway, the Alliance is renewing its call on the Victorian Government to strengthen its focus on whole of Government planning for the ageing of our population, including high quality support and services for older people.
Join the Alliance
If your organisation would like to join the Alliance, please contact Donna Swan firstname.lastname@example.org on (03) 9655 2139.