Initiatives and programs

We're working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.

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  • The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission is investing $185 million. It supports older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer, and access quality care when they need it.

  • The Home Care Workforce Support Program is supporting the aged care sector to grow the home care workforce by 13,000 workers over the next 2 years.

  • Visitors, including volunteers, in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are essential to reducing the social isolation and loneliness of senior Australians. RACFs can now nominate for volunteers to provide, non-clinical social support and companionship.

  • In 2018, we commissioned a review to advise and recommend possible enhancements to guide the men’s shed movement in Australia, and Australian Government funding to the men’s shed movement.

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