Have your say

… About the needs of older women and women with a disability in your community. 

Gippsland Women’s Health is encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to have their say about the needs of older women and women with a disability, by contributing to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

The Royal Commission is looking at how older people and those with a disability are cared for and how services can be improved for people who need them. They want to hear what you think about aged care and disability services, including what works well and why things go wrong. The Royal Commission wants to know:

  • How can we make sure that aged care homes and services provide good and safe care?
  • What can be done so there are enough good quality aged care homes and services in the community for all the people who need them?
  • Are there enough good quality services in remote, rural and regional Australia?
  • What are the best ways to help and care for people living with dementia?
  • What are the best ways to help and care for younger people with disabilities who are living in aged care homes?

You can help by:

  • Telling your story
  • Saying what you know about aged and/or disability care
  • Describing how to make things better.

You can do this by:

  • Completing the online form on the Royal Commission website
  • Sending the form by post or by writing to GPO Box 1151, Adelaide SA 5001
  • Emailing ACRCenquiries@royalcommission.gov.au
  • Calling 1800 960 711 between 8 am and 8 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday except on Public Holidays)

The more people who respond with their experiences and suggestions, the more chance there will be for positive change.

The Royal Commission will continue to accept submissions until at least the end of September 2019.

Please note, if you want to make a complaint about the aged care services a person is getting right now, you can contact the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1800 951 822 or look on their website.