Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Get involved with the work COTA does for older people

Occassionally COTA requires input on submissions it is making or conducts surveys seeking additional information.about important matters. Whevener we require your input we will publish the requests on this page. 

You are are invited to join us at our coffee and conversation consultations

COTA Australia listens to the voice of older Australians who have told us they want to continue to make their own decisions and maintain control over the care and services they receive in their own homes as they age. People using Commonwealth funded home care packages have the option of being more involved in the day-to-day management of their package as much, or as little, as they want - but not everyone knows about this.

As part of our Increasing Self-management in Home Care Project, we are interested in hearing from aged care consumers and family carers, and home care package providers and their staff, at our Coffee and Conversations Consultations.

For more information see http://www.cota.org.au/australia/requests/home-care-package-conversations.aspx

You can also get involved with COTA by:

  1. Joining your State/Territory COTA as a member
  2. Volunteering
  3. Delivering Peer Education sessions
  4. Taking an active role in our campaigns and forums

As a member you receive regular information and benefits from COTA.  Your membership also means you are contributing to lobbying work done by COTA and helping the organisation:

  • By being included in the membership figure which allows COTA to demonstrate how broad its representation base is to government and other parties
  • By being part of a resource COTA can use to get advice from the community on topical issues
  • By being able to have your say in the policy work that COTA does
  • By being eligible to be part of policy councils or Boards in your State/Territory should you wish to be
  • By making a financial contribution to the work COTA does on behalf of older people

Should you be interested in Volunteering and/or becoming a Peer Educator please contact your local COTA

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