Social and Community

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Local government plays an important role in providing support services that enable older people to remain living in their homes and stay active and connected in their communities.

This includes developing inclusive plans and strategies that are sensitive to the needs of older residents, as well as supporting Seniors’ Week each year to recognise the valuable contribution older people make to their community.

Local Government NSW works with councils and other spheres of government to ensure that healthy ageing programs and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) are well resourced to meet the growing needs of older people and their carers in communities. Our work is supported by financial assistance from the NSW Government and the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care under the CHSP.

Age-Friendly Toolkit

Developed by LGNSW in partnership with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the updated Age-Friendly Toolkit for Local Government in NSW helps councils plan for an ageing population through the application of a suite of resources and tools provided in the kit.

The toolkit is useful for all council staff involved in creating age-friendly environments and communities, including planners, community service providers, engineers, architects, open space and recreation workers, parks managers, asset managers, traffic and transport engineers, and public works engineers. It also helps councillors identify the key issues relating to population ageing and to highlight these issues when commenting on draft plans or policies from their council or other agencies.


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