Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

The Care Together Program is Australia’s first co-operative and mutual enterprise support program in social care. The Program will help improve the quality and diversity of services provided to older Australians, people living with disability, veterans and First Nations peoples in remote, rural and regional areas and other areas of high need.

Delivering care in Australia

While individual needs and preferences may differ, a care system befitting our nation must be founded upon compassion, dignity and respect. Fundamentally, these principles encompass the way we envision supporting ourselves and our loved ones throughout our lives.

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Who is Care Together for?

The Care Together Program is designed to put the power back in the hands of the people who matter the most – the people who receive care and the people who deliver care.

Are you interested in innovative, cross-sector, place-based solutions for care delivery where you live? We invite expressions of interest from individuals, organisations or communities to partner with the Care Together Program to support your project as a co-operative or mutual.

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News and resources

Read the latest social care news, resources and government submissions.

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Are you working on a community-led care solution where you live?

Contact the Care Together team to learn more about co-operatives and mutuals. Tell us about yourself, your community and your project.

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Upcoming events and education

Browse our upcoming Community of Practice online meetings, education sessions and local roadshows.

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“The simple act of caring is heroic.”

– Edward Albert

“I believe co-operative and mutual enterprises in human services can increase diversity and choice at a time when there is a weakening of community trust in the quality and safety of services provided to vulnerable people. This is especially so in disability, aged care and in services for protecting children and young people.”

– Robert Fitzgerald AM, NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

Our stories

Co-operatives and mutuals are making a big impact in Australia’s health, community and social services sector. These unique business models, which prioritise the needs of their members over profit, are successfully delivering high-quality services and support to those who need it most.

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