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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Our Events

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

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

Explore the potential of co-operative and mutual structures to enhance diversity and choice in health, community and social services.

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News and resources

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

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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