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Australia : New $25.7 Million National Aged Care Advocacy Program.

Support and guidance for seniors will be fundamental to the new National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP) to be delivered by the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN).

Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said OPAN would receive $25.7 million over the next three years to supply wide-ranging advocacy services. OPAN will deliver the advocacy program through its network of nine service delivery organisations across the nation.

The Turnbull Government is committed to helping older Australians, particularly those who are vulnerable, Minister Wyatt said.Moving to a single provider model will allow the NACAP to build on its experience and expand its skills base.Through its extensive national presence, OPAN will ensure strong advocacy services continue.

With consumers now more involved in making decisions, I understand the important role strong advocacy can play, especially when people may find it difficult to express themselves.

Todays announcement follows the development of the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework, which will support OPAN to deliver high-quality, consistent and streamlined advocacy through the redesigned NACAP. The framework, which provides a mechanism to drive a more consistent, national approach to the delivery of individual advocacy services, will be finalised with OPAN in collaboration with other key stakeholders.

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Date:Jul 13, 2017
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