Could more co-ops help fix the aged care crisis?
In the news
27 January 2021
“For the co-operative and mutual sector, the aged care reforms that will follow the Aged Care Royal Commission’s report next month are a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals wants an increase in the number of member-and-employee-owned organisations in the aged care sector.
It says that would lead to more accountable and quality aged care services.
It says the government is engaged with its agenda, and has taken steps to level the playing field to allow co-ops and mutuals to be more competitive with other businesses.
But it’s concerned the Royal Commission hasn’t mentioned in its interim report the importance of the ownership of aged care organisations as a means of increasing choice and diversity in the sector.”