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Residential Aged Care Services within the Cessnock Local Government Area

 

The author should provide the reader with as much information as possible on the issue being debated, in order to make an informed decision on the matter. 

At its meeting on the 22 January 2014 Council resolved to adopt the Discussion Paper entitled ‘The Provision of Residential Aged Care Services and Care Packages within the Cessnock Local Government Area’. 

The purpose of the Discussion Paper is to determine if the Cessnock Local Government Area is adequately positioned to meet the future needs of older residents in relation to the availability of residential aged care facilities.

This issue will be of considerable importance to the Cessnock Local Government Area as the population for people aged 70 years and over is forecast to grow a further 48% between Census years 2011 and 2021. In considering an almost twenty year projection, in 2031 the total population for people aged 70 years and over is anticipated to be 9,300 people, or rather a 95% growth when compared to Census 2011.

  

Early Childhood Care and Pre School Services: An Analysis of Current and Future Needs within the Cessnock Local Government Area

 

At its meeting on the 22 January 2014 Council resolved to adopt the Discussion Paper entitled ‘Early Childhood Care and Pre School Services: An Analysis of Current and Future Needs within the Cessnock Local Government Area’.  

The Discussion Paper aims to better assist Council to understand the gaps in and effectively plan for future early childhood services within the Cessnock Local Government Area.    

The Discussion Paper is of considerable importance given that the Cessnock Local Government Area is a growing community, and from an analysis of the Social Profile it is expected that in the future the area will see an increased growth for the population aged 0 to 4 years.  

As an outcome, the Discussion Paper will better assist in meeting future population growth along with enhancing strategic placement of early childhood facilities within the Cessnock Local Government Area.