Mate To Mate Project

Mate to Mate: Connecting Older Men and HACC Services Project in Partnership with COTA NSW


In 2009 MHIRC published research into older men's use of Home and Community Care Services.

Two of the key findings of this research were that:

  • many community aged care services have not considered the care needs of older men, and
  • many older men are not aware of the type and range of services that exist to provide support should they need it.

In partnership with COTA NSW, MHIRC developed Mate to Mate: connecting older men and HACC services.  The project consisted of two parts:

  • providing information directly to older men through peer education
  • providing capacity building training for HACC services to better respond to the needs of older men.