The Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour, is committed to working towards an age-friendly and inclusive Victoria for all seniors.

The Commissioner has lodged submissions to the Commonwealth Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality and the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System andthe Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Consultation Paper 2 ‘Financing Aged Care’. These submissions are informed by discussions with key stakeholders, including older people and their carers and supporters.

All submissions are available for download.

About the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Consultation Paper 2 ‘Financing Aged Care’

The Commissioner has made a submission into financing aged care. In his role as an adviser to the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre, Gerard's advice and consultation aims to engage with families of residents in severely COVID-19 impacted aged care facilities and to help connect them to available support.

The Commissioner's submission 'Towards a fairer and more effective approach for financing aged care' is available to download. 

About the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

During 2019, the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System accepted submissions as part of its public consultation process about this important healthcare sector.

This provided an opportunity to have your say about how Victoria supports older people with a mental illness.

Whether you are living with mental illness, caring for a loved one, working in the sector or just have a general interest in mental health – the Commission set out to hear views and ideas for change.

Every contribution has helped inform the Commission’s reports.

Submissions closed 5 July 2019.

Ms Penny Armytage, chair of the Royal Commission, has played a leading role in major health and human service sector reform. She recently served as the Chair of the Transport Accident Commission and the President of Berry Street.

The other members of the Royal Commission are Dr Alex Cockram, Professor Allan Fels AO and Professor Bernadette McSherry.

The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.

The Commission will deliver its preliminary report by 30 November 2019 and its final report in October 2020.

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