Volunteering Australia have provided a response on Future Reform - An Integrated Care at Home Program to Support Older Australians.

Volunteering Australia is providing a response in support of the extensive number of Volunteer Involving Organisations and Volunteering Support Services funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP).

As the national peak body for volunteering in Australia, we outline concerns on the reforms nationally for these groups, particularly in relation to individualised funding, as well as the need for adequate funding for volunteer management, and recognition of volunteering as a priority area in these reforms, given the essential role of volunteers in supporting older Australians.