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To: Boroondara CEO, Mayor, Councillors, local MP
Save Boroondara Council run Aged Care!
Councillors will soon be voting on whether to outsource in-home aged care services currently provided by the City of Boroondara.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the failings of privatised aged care and The City of Boroondara should retain control of this vital service. Outsourcing council run aged care will result in less qualified and lower paid workers and ultimately inferior care for elderly members of the Boroondara community. Councillors should vote to retain the high standard of care delivered by council staff
Why is this important?
Council-run In-home aged care enables those in need to live independently at home for as long possible. Being able to retain a sense of independence is so important for mental and emotional health. Our ageing relatives, friends and neighbours deserve to retain the quality care they get from highly trained council workers.
In-home aged care delivered by local government is a hugely valued service. These workers are highly trained, on permanent jobs and liveable wages, who provide care second to none. Their employment conditions mean clients get the kind of continuity of care they asked for during the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety.
It’s painful to watch councils make these decisions at such a crucial time for the health and protection of the elderly during COVID19. It is clear these decisions are not being motivated by responsive consultation with the community about their needs and desires.