In response to concerns over the national home care system, COTA has launched consultation surveys. These surveys are designed for older Australians, their family, carers and home care package providers to have their say.

According to Chief Executive of COTA Australia, Ian Yates the consultations will identify insights into self management in home care packages, namely the tasks and activities required to successully self-manage, and the traning and development required for staff, consumers and carers.

COTA is looking to partner with a handful of providers to pilot the proposed self-management toolkit and demonstrate the success it can have for both the provider and the consumer. The full self-mangement trial is scheduled for 2018.

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