man wearing surgical face mask

This blog contains information and links to videos all about Masks. Making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed. Easy English resources.

Lady sitting alone at a window

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hearing in Melbourne, Hearing 4, will run from Wednesday 15 July to Friday 17 July 2020.

Senior with a walking stick

Following on from February 2020 when the Aged Care Royal Commission (formally known as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety) began hearing evidence, results have been released of a national survey of over 10,000 adults.

A view of a computer screen, set up for a video conference, with different ethnicity and age people engaged in group videocall.

An increase in online meet-ups has some people wondering what the "rules" are. Are they the same as a face-to-face meeting? Here we discuss what makes best practice whether you are a meeting attendee or organiser, some tips on holding an inclusive meeting and communicating clearly.

Two mugs of hot chocolate, two spoons and a napkin with pieces of chocolate in the background

As the weather cools down, try out this new version of Hot Chocolate! It is adapted from a recipe for chocolate peanut butter sauce, developed by Nigella Lawson and included in the recipe book A Girl Called Jack by Jack Monroe. 

Mobile phone being held

An initiative of Housing Victoria and available to public housing tenants aged 75 years and over who live by themselves, Keeping in Touch is a free and confidential telephone service available in Victoria. A once a week phone call is made to registered tenants to check if they are okay.

A photo of a young girl with down syndrome smiling at the camera. She is standing on an athletics track.

Sport and participation in physical activity are ingrained into Australian culture. Every Australian, regardless of gender, background or ability, should be able to participate in sport if they wish.

6 very large in orange, text says new things about the NDIS

As of 1 July, there have been some significant changes to the NDIS, including the new Price Guide and Support Catalogue, a new Assistive Technology and Consumables Code guide, new operational guidelines for Supported Independent Living, Specialist Disability Accommodation and Medium Term Accommodation, the end of the 10 per cent COVID loading and the expansion of the National Community Connector Program.

A young child having a saliva test done

There is research being done on the valid use of saliva as a diagnostic measure for SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. This follows on from an increased reluctance by people to have the nasal and throat swab done.

An image of three women siting and communicating, one is using sign language and the others are looking on.,

Providers of Australian Government-subsidised aged care services can access free sign language interpreting services to support clients who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.