Aged care channel

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Aged Care Channel (ACC-TV) is an interactive care training broadcaster based in the United Kingdom[1] and Australia.[2] ACC-TV uses interactive, live satellite television to deliver monthly training programmes to social care staff that work with the elderly.[3][4]>[5]

The channel was launched in 2003 by the Australian Ministry for Ageing,[6] and was introduced into the United Kingdom in 2009.[3][5]


ACC was founded by Andrew Ricker and Paul Bennett, who had developed the use of interactive satellite television during the 1980s for training of doctors and pharmacists. Initially the two had set up TV training networks in Australia, and in 2003 they turned their focus to that of Elder Care. After success in Australia, they were invited to set up a similar version for use in the United Kingdom.[7]



  1. ^,Retrieved 2012-02-14
  2. ^,Retrieved 2012-02-14
  3. ^ a b Kubiak, Paloma (4 February 2010). "Care home goes on air with some good advice". Ealing Gazette. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "'ACFI in practice' broadcast". Australian Ageing Agenda. 2 July 1008. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b staff (3 July 2009). "Training – by satellite". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Aged Care Channel history". Aged Care Channel. 
  7. ^ "About Aged Care Channel". Aged Care Channel. Retrieved Febri\uary 16, 2012. 

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