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Home Care Workforce Support Program

ClosedGrant Closed: 27th of August 2021 - 2:00 pm Value: Up to $25.7754 Million is available for NSW / ACT over 2 years Run By: Australian Government Department of Health Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=19f39bbc-feed-43bd-84b3-3ed245ac5bf7

Under this program, nine grants will be provided to organisations or consortia to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to attract, train and support the retention of an additional 13,000 personal care workers nationally to the home care sector by June 2023.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support the home care sector to attract, train and retain an additional 13,000 PCWs in order to support growing demand for consumer access to home care;
  • assist new PCWs (e.g. students and new entrants) to receive the skills and training required to deliver quality aged care services;
  • enhance the skills of the existing workforce to ensure better support for new PCWs to the home care workforce to help improve retention; and
  • provide targeted support to aged care providers to promote consumer access to home care in rural and remote areas, this category could include residential aged care providers or other care services in those regions.
Last Updated: 18th of August 2021
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