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National Aged and Community Care Forum (NACCF)

Overview

The forum will:

  • be a link between ex-service organisations (ESOs), providers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in the dissemination of information on health, aged and community care issues and mental and social health policy
  • provide information on the current and future aged care needs of veterans and war widow/ers and other members of the ex-service and defence community including carers
  • be a conduit for developing and proposing better practice residential and community care arrangements for the ex-service community
  • influence future policy directions regarding ageing for the ex-service community;
  • monitor developments in the aged care industry and the aged care needs of the ex service community, including access to residential care
  • consider how DVA better supports people at home with community support.

Terms of Reference (DOC 39KB)

Membership

Membership comprises representatives fom the following organisations:

Organisation Representative
Chair - Deputy President, Repatriation Commission Mr Craig Orme DSC AM CSC
Australasian Services Care Network Mr Kevin Davidson MVO OAM
Department of Health Mr Craig Harris
Legacy Australia Inc. Mr Peter Lawley
Partners of Veterans Association Ms Alison Bowman
Returned and Services League of Australia Ms Wendy Bateman
TPI Federation Australia Ms Pat McCabe OAM
Vietnam Veterans' Federation of Australia Mr Milton Kirk
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia Mr Graham Anderson OAM JP
War Widows' Guild of Australia Mrs Shirley Drysdale

    Departmental representation will be available as appropriate.

    Meeting Schedule

    The NACCF meets face-to-face three times per year. The meetings are Chaired by the Deputy President of the Repatriation Commission.

    Meeting Sumaries

    Contact

    To contact the NACCF Secretariat, please email aged.communitycareforum@dva.gov.au

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