LASA is the national peak body representing providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Becoming a LASA member ensures your interests will be represented and your voice heard.
As a truly national organisation, we provide for our Members:
- a strong and influential voice on issues of importance
- access to valuable and value-adding services, support and events
- efficient and effective advocacy and support.
Our Membership Benefits booklet outlines LASA’s value proposition for Members. Recent advocacy efforts have resulted in some clear wins for LASA Members, most notably:
- Prime Minister Turnbull responded to LASA’s repeated calls for a dedicated Minister for Aged Care by appointing the Honourable Ken Wyatt, the Member for Hasluck in WA, as the new Minister for Aged Care.
- LASA’s direct advocacy activities contributed to the Government’s backdown on the harshest of the ACFI changes proposed in the May 2016 Budget – and a modest increase to the regional viability supplement.
- Responding to LASA’s repeated advocacy for improved funding arrangements for residential aged care, the Government commissioned Wollongong University to research alternative residential aged care funding models for Government consideration.
- In consultation with our Members, LASA provided a comprehensive submission to the Legislated Review of the Living Longer, Living Better reforms and continues to work closely with the leader of the Aged Care Legislated Review, David Tune.
- LASA has been working with our Members, Government and others in the development of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework. With the Framework now available for formal consultation, LASA is working with our Members to test the framework and provide feedback to Government.