The Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for Home Care (the Charter) became law on 1 October 2009. The Charter applies to people in receipt of Australian Government funded Home Care packages legislated under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act).
The New South Wales Community Sector Charter
This Charter has been prepared to define and communicate to other sectors of society (governments, business and the broader community) what the community sector is, and to raise awareness of its vital role and invaluable contribution to society. The Charter promotes a unified community sector by presenting a shared identity, vision and values. It is intended to empower community organisations across NSW by providing a vehicle for asserting a strong collective voice, and in doing so, increase our influence towards achieving our vision of a fair and just society for all. The development of this document is an initiative of the Forum of Non Government Agencies (FONGA) which is comprised of state-wide community peaks, regional and state wide organisations, and is convened by the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).