This workshop will outline some of the history of the current HACC system, the potential impacts of major policy reform and the implications for the broader Victorian workforce.
Victoria’s local government provided Home and Community Care service has been in operation for over 40 years. Ongoing policy reforms have left the sector with an increasingly uncertain future, despite the growing need for such services.
The workforce, both formal and informal, is overwhelmingly made up of women. As a result policy failure in this space has significant implications for the gender pay gap, women’s employment participation and the capacity for both men and women to balance work and family life.