Australia is a diverse nation, and this is reflected in the diversity of religion, spirituality, sexuality, culture, socio-economic background, geographic spread, medical and care needs, and personal experiences of our senior population.
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that all consumers of aged care services can access information, and receive aged care services, appropriate for their individual characteristics and life experiences. The Aged Care Diversity Framework (the Diversity Framework), launched in December 2017, is a key part of achieving this and a number of action plans have been developed to support its implementation by government, aged care providers, consumers, families and carers.
The Department of Health has contracted HealthConsult to conduct the first evaluation of the Diversity Framework, focusing on its implementation and achievements to date.
The survey seeks to inform future iterations of the Diversity Framework and its associated action plans, implementation strategies, and support programs.
A few things to note:
The survey will take approximately
5 to 7 minutes
All aged care providers
are invited to participate, in particular individuals involved in the governance, management and/or implementation of Aged Care Safety and Quality Standards at their service.
You do not need to have been involved
in implementing, or have any prior knowledge of, the Diversity Framework and its associated action plans to complete the survey.
While only one survey response per organisation is required,
if you are unsure whether your organisation has submitted a survey, please go ahead and fill one in
Your response will be combined with those of all other respondents
. The combined responses will form part of the overall data analysed for a report that will go to the Department of Health on the impact of the Diversity Framework and associated action plans.
You and your organisation
will not be identified
in any reports or papers using information from this survey.
All information collected will be kept strictly confidential and stored securely
, and will only be used for the purpose of this particular project.
You can access the survey by clicking on the ‘Next' button below. By clicking on 'Next’, you confirm that you have understood this information and agree to take part in the survey. You also agree that HealthConsult or the Department of Health can use and publish your responses in a form that does not identify you, your service or your organisation.
Thank you for your time and feedback. If you have any questions about this project or this survey, kindly contact the HealthConsult Project Manager, Amy Monk, on 02 9261 3707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.