The Anglo-Indian Australasian Association of Victoria
ANGLO-INDIAN AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION OF VIC-INC
Reg No. A001943W
PO.Box 2206 Oakleigh Vic 3166
PH (03) 9798
A.H (03) 9569 6034
Mobile 0407 424 365
21st August 2018
Minister for Aged Care, Family and Health Services
CANBERRRA, VIC 2100
The Association started in 1971 and one of the purposes was to provide a nursing home for the elderly citizens. In 1990 we submitted an application for funding to construct a Hostel for our aged and we were successful to receive a grant to build a 15 bedroom hostel, which was opened in 1994. We cared for the aged with all the requirements for eight years with no complaints in the year 2002 being only a 15 bedroom hostel we were unable to implement all standards and outcomes and the Department took away our beds and promised to help us at a later stage.
It is over sixteen years and we still provide shelter for over 40 members and have a membership of over 3000 members and close to 40,000 members, who are Anglo-Indians living in Victoria. The population is ageing and we don’t have a nursing home in Victoria, which caters for our community.
This year makes 48 years of service to a very large Multicultural Community and would request the Department to consider providing ageing in place for the Anglo-Indian Community. We would like to work in partnership with the Department towards this facility.
Looking forward to a favourable consideration for our request