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Police HomeCare Services will provide care services including domestic support, personal care, community access, behavioural support and allied health services.

SA Police Association launches new home care business

The Police Association of South Australia has launched a new home care business to provide aged care services to the community.

Lifestyle Plus Group has partnered with the association and launched Police HomeCare Services, which will provide care services such as domestic support, personal care, community access, behavioural support, and allied health services.

Minister for NDIS and government services Bill Shorten called the business "clever".

"We want to work with people, but it is really fantastic to be part of such a good news announcement," Mr Shorten said.

"This is exactly what the NDIS was created for, and it's great to see the broader community, in this case the South Australian police union leadership, grasping the opportunity, doing what they've done for the whole time of their existence, standing up for the industrial interests of their members.

"...This is yet again another example of the South Australian community coming together in the best interests of their members and their fellow citizens. Congratulations."

SA has the highest proportion of older people in mainland Australia at 37 per cent.

Around 6,382 older South Australians access home care, with females representing 68 per cent of home care users.

The state currently also has a plan for ageing well that aims to inspire innovation, develop new and unusual partnerships, and make a real, long-term difference to the present and future ageing population.

Lifestyle Plus group managing director Wayne Boden said the service was established to "disrupt some unacceptable norms that currently exist in the care services sector", while also delivering a new standard of transparency, dignity, and integrity.

"Demand for home care services in the disability and aged care sectors will continue to grow," Mr Boden told Adelaide Now.

"This will require high standards to be maintained across the care industry and new people to be attracted to work in the sector.

"We aim to build on the trust that's inherent in the police name to deliver high quality care services within the community."

Police HomeCare Services said the immediate priority would be to provide services to Police Association of SA members and their families before expanding its services to the broader community.

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