Pledge to get young people out of aged care, into community

The federal government is investing in special disability accommodation and has pledged to get all young people out of the residential aged care system within four years. Paul Fletcher Families and social services minister Paul Fletcher outlined the government’s National Action Plan for Younger People in Residential Aged Care  initiative at a national specialist disability accommodation conference in Melbourne last Friday. The plan comes in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which is examining young people in residential care as one of its terms of reference. “To those with disability aged 45 and under who are living in residential aged care today and wish to get out –… Read More

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