Victorians are being encouraged to make a submission to a new parliamentary inquiry as it considers the needs of older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
The Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee is examining the adequacy of services for culturally diverse older communities and the unique challenges they face.
This is an important opportunity for people aged 60 and over, or those who know someone that is, to tell us what helps them to live happily. Your ideas can be made in your first language either in writing, by filling out a survey online or making a recording.
The Victorian Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee is inviting public submissions for its Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
The Committee want to hear from community members and organisations about the adequacy of Victorian support services and the challenges faced by older Victorians.
Issues being examined include:
- social isolation
- civic participation
- digital literacy
- elder abuse
- access to aged care and home care services.
The inquiry is also exploring ways to improve the overall physical and mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Community members and organisations can submit their views and experiences via the parliament.vic.gov.au .
Submissions close Tuesday 30 November 2021.
Audio contributions, and submissions written or spoken in other languages are welcomed.
More information and details on how to submit can be found on the Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds .
The Committee will commence public hearings in December 2021. Evidence provided in submissions and public hearings will be used to inform our final report to the Victorian Parliament before June 2022. This will include a range of recommendations to the Victorian Government.