The Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), has used the opening of today’s ACCPA conference to more than 1700 delegates, including the Aged Care Minister, to announce a new charter.
I addressed the ACCPA National Conference in Adelaide today in front of more than 1700 people.— Anika Wells MP (@AnikaWells) October 12, 2022
We are here for the same reason – to make aged care at home and in residence a safe place where people have a quality of life they deserve.
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The Charter sets out the values underpinning the Peak body’s vision to enhance the well-being of older Australians through a high-performing, trusted and sustainable aged care sector.
The Charter outlines what ACCPA and its Members value and the ways in which they are expected to operate in the provision of services to older Australians. These describe to the sector and service users the basis on which they should operate as an association.
Newly appointed ACCPA CEO Tom Symondson and the Chairman of the ACCPA Board Dr Graeme Blackman AO signed the ceremonial Charter at the conference.
Mr Symondson said, “The purpose of the Members’ Charter is to bring clarity around how ACCPA and its Members work in pursuit of a shared vision. In support, ACCPA has mapped the services and support that it offers to our Members to enable progress towards this vision. The Charter will also be supported by governance oversight and administrative processes.”
“This is also an important milestone in the establishment of our new national industry association for all aged care providers,” added Mr Symondson.