Aged Care Sector Support
Older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds are entitled to access support services that help them with everyday living and other needs, in a respectful, dignified and culturally appropriate way.
ECCV is proud to support improved access to appropriate in-home aged care services for vulnerable groups by facilitating the state-wide Access & Support (A&S) Network. The Network gives ECCV valuable insight into the local experiences of ethnic communities across Victoria, and provides a platform for raising issues at all levels of government.
Access & Support Network
ECCV has been running the statewide Access & Support (A&S) Network for many years, supporting providers of in-home support for older people from migrant and refugee communities as well as other groups with special needs. A&S workers support individuals and service providers to remove barriers to the care and support they need to remain living independently in their homes and communities.
The A&S Network, which meets bimonthly, provides a platform for peer support, for the sharing of best practice, and for guest speakers to provide updates on changes in the aged care sector.
The A&S Network is used by both the Victorian and Commonwealth governments to distribute information and receive feedback. ECCV also works closely with other peak bodies and key stakeholders through extensive networks and policy advisory committees.
Access & Support Directory
As facilitator of the Access & Support Network, ECCV also maintains and publishes the Victorian Access & Support Network Directory, which is a comprehensive summary of A&S services across the state that includes the following information:
- Local Government Area
- Service Provider Name
- Client Target Group
- Contact Details
The Victorian A&S Directory is updated regularly.