We want to support the Victorian Government to continue to play a significant role in ensuring that older people, particularly those with complex needs or those experiencing significant disadvantage, are able to access the support and services they need within their communities. With significant recent policy reform, government and the community must reframe how we view ageing and positively approach older age as a time of ongoing contribution, innovation and opportunity.
COTA Victoria’s 2018-2019 pre-budget submission outlines an immediate plan for action to ensure that older people, particularly those experiencing disadvantage, are actively engaged and not left behind. COTA Victoria is keen to partner with the Victorian Government to deliver better and more targeted and effective services to older Victorians so they can age well and remain active participants and contributors to the Victorian community as long as possible. In line with these broad aims, priority
investment falls into two main areas:
- Key recommendations for investment in COTA Victoria’s role as the key representative body for older Victorians
- Key recommendations for policy and program investments to support a community inclusive of older Victorians.