93% of Australians back aged care funding increase

93% of Australians back aged care funding increase

93% of Australians back aged care funding increase

According to a recent poll, 93 per cent of Australians think that the government needs to provide a significant funding boost to the aged care sector.

The poll, commissioned by United Voice and conducted by Auspoll, found that increased aged care funding is unanimously supported across all genders and age groups. The results discovered that 98% of 60+ years old, 98% of 50‐59 years old, 94% of 40‐49 years old, 93% of 30‐39 years old and 84% of 18‐29 years old believe that increasing funding for aged care is a very or quite important issue.

Louise Tarrant, National Secretary of United Voice, said “Aged care is a concern for all, young and old. Everyone is worried about the quality of care and wants to rest assured knowing they and their loved ones will be taken care of when they get older.”

“It’s vital that the Federal Government take a stand for quality of care. This must include ensuring that those who work so hard to take care of us in our older years are taken care of themselves.”

Read the United Voice media release here
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Read Louise Tarrant’s op‐ed on aged care here

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