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To: Scott Morrison

No more waitlist for home care!

Scott Morrison promised 16,000 extra home care packages, but he's delivered less than half of these.

And over 100,000 people are STILL waiting - people like Evelyn, 93, who cannot walk or feed herself.

Those who are on packages often don't receive the level of care they need.

And the home care workers who care for them are under-paid and undervalued.

Why is this important?

We want to live in a country where everyone has the care they need, when and where they need it, and where care work is valued.

28,000 people have died in the past 2 years while waiting for home care packages.

Over 100,000 people are STILL waiting for care.

The interim report from the Royal Commission labelled the home care system unfair, discriminatory, and cruel.

And home care workers struggle daily - their wages are low, they aren't given enough time to provide care, and they're being pressured onto zero-hour contracts while making themselves available around the clock.

As care workers, recipients of care, friends and family, we want better than this!


Reasons for signing

  • Most older people would rather finish their days in their own home, with the necessary help. And even more so now, when we see the horrific rates of Covid-19 infection, and death, in taxpayer-funded for-profit nursing homes.
  • The wait for home care packages is unacceptable. Home care is of great benefit to eligible recipients and their families plus makes economic sense. Home care workers need to be valued and given appropriate reimbursement.
  • It's outrageous to keep people who are waiting for care on hold like that, they don't have time to wait, it's almost as if the government want them to die before they get help.

Updates

2020-09-11 01:16:45 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-09-10 15:44:54 +1000

500 signatures reached

2020-09-10 08:25:57 +1000

100 signatures reached

2020-09-09 18:34:11 +1000

50 signatures reached

2020-09-09 18:02:26 +1000

25 signatures reached

2020-09-09 17:39:12 +1000

10 signatures reached