The formation of the first peak body for consultants who operate in the age, retirement and disability sectors has just been announced.
The Association of Age Service Professionals is not a regulating body as such but a peak body that encourages members to operate with professionalism, integrity and behave ethically. It will set benchmark standards to bring the industry to a higher standard of excellence.
Consumers will be able to easily identify consultants who meet the standards of excellence when they are looking for a helping hand. They can be confident that all members have a commitment to the sector/s they operate in, that they actively seek to remain up to date on all changes and who are valued in their own industry as competent professionals who will deliver a quality service to their clients.
Health professionals and providers in the sector can now confidently refer their clients to members knowing that they will receive the correct advice. As the reforms continue to be rolled out and as the industry evolves the Association of Age Service Professionals will grow into a strong body of professionals who support each other for the betterment of the industry and who will advocate for their clients as one voice.
Into Aged Care is proud to have our Managing Director Tina Hogarth-Clarke as the Chairman of the Steering Committee and to be one of the first members of the Association of Age Service Professionals.