We work to bring equality and opportunity to Australian communities, advocating nationally on issues such as homelessness, aged care and domestic violence.
We represent Baptist community service organisations and their clients in the national policy debate.
A core principle in our work is to make sure that the interests and voices of marginalised people are heard when decisions are made that affect them. Our vision is a nation of hope-filled, purposeful people, building communities where every voice is heard. Our advocacy work seeks to help realise this aspiration.
Baptist Care Australia also serves its members by coordinating national collaboration to help them increase productivity and efficiency, and deliver projects that provide benefits across the national network.
The number of Australians aged 65 or older is set to more than double by 2055. High quality and affordable aged care services will be in increasingly high demand over the next four decades. Ongoing policy reform and new, innovative services will be needed to meet this significant challenge.
Housing and homelessness
Australia has a housing crisis. Insecure or unaffordable housing leads to homelessness, disruption to childrens’ education, and adults having less access to work opportunities. For people on low incomes, suitable and affordable housing is virtually non-existent. All levels of government need to act together in a sustained way to address this worsening situation.
Domestic and family violence
Every week an Australian woman is killed by a current or former partner, and one in four Australian women has experienced physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner. Stemming this epidemic of violence in Australian families must be a high priority for governments, service providers and communities.
Policy and submissions
Read our position statements on social policy issues as well as submissions to national inquiries and reviews.
Collaboration Groups are working groups on particular areas of practice made up of representatives from member organisations. They provide national networking opportunities, and nurture collaboration that delivers benefits to the national Baptist Care network.
Each year, the Baptist Care Australia family gathers to share news, learn together and be inspired by new insights.