In the media: April

The Caring Futures Institute and its researchers were featured in the media throughout April. Check out the reach of our expertise!

Geelong Advertiser: Disability pathway funding. Caring Futures Institute member Associate Professor Ruth Walker was mentioned in an article on 10 April about disability support services organisation GENU committing funding to her research project which aims to improve the transition into supported accommodation for older people with disability.

Croakey: Aged care reform. Finding the money should not be the issue. Caring Futures Institute researcher Professor Julie Ratcliffe co-authored an article for Croakey on some of the proposed options for aged care funding reform and the challenges facing the government in implementing the recommendations from the Royal Commission into aged care’s final report. Read the article here. Prof Ratcliffe’s research for the Royal Commission into aged care was mentioned in an article by online site Starts at 60 about aged care funding. The research found that 50% of Australian supported a levy to cover better pay and conditions for aged care workers, while 70% of those willing to pay the levy were happy to pay 1% more per year in tax. Read the article here.

mivision: Network to improve education on Indigenous eye care and increase Indigenous optometrists. Caring Futures Institute member Dr Nicola Anstice is part of a network aimed at strengthening Indigenous eye care by better educating optometry students and increasing the number of Indigenous optometrists. She, along with Flinders colleague Jason Booth, are a part of the Leaders in Indigenous Optometry Education Network (LIOEN). Read more

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