The Federal Government announced significant reforms to home care as part of the 2015-16 Budget. Part of these reforms includes the introduction of consumer directed care (CDC) – designed to enable older people to make choices about their home care services.
Volunteering Tasmania recently provided feedback to the Department of Social Services on their “Increasing Choice in Home Care – Stage 1 Discussion Paper”. This submission provided comments on the introduction of CDC, the My Aged Care system and the consolidated CHSP. These changes are of importance to the volunteering sector.