Support for Older Multicultural Victorians

support for older Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds

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.

 

 

Support for older Victorian migrants and refugees
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,” Committee Chair Natalie Suleyman said.

“Your ideas can be made in your first language either in writing, by filling out a survey online or making a recording.

“Your submission will shape our recommendations to the Victorian Government on how to better support older Victorians from culturally diverse backgrounds.”

Some of the issues likely to be explored include social isolation, civic participation, digital literacy, elder abuse and access to culturally appropriate aged care and home care services. The Committee also wants to hear ideas on how to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Victoria’s multicultural seniors.

Translated promotional materials and an Easy English submission guide are available upon request.

Submissions from organisations have now closed. Older Victorians and those with lived experience have until 31 January 2022 to provide feedback. See the Submissions page for more information.

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