We’re passionate about stopping young people with disability from being forced into residential aged care, by helping them access the support needed to be in control of where, how and with whom they live.
By researching the issues at each stage of the critical pathways that lead young people to aged care we can provide the evidence needed to create the systems change that will solve this problem.
Source: The Age – Henrietta Cook | Photo: Xavier Edwards and his father, Jase, in the Royal Children’s Hospital – Photographer: Wayne TaylorXavier Edwards has been stuck in hospital for 12 months and just wants to go home.
At the start it was hard for me to talk about myself, but I loved it, it gives you a chance to tell your story and help some people along the way.
— Daniel Black, a man who previously lived in RAC
Thanks for the Staying Connected page. I found it useful and uplifting to know we are all in this together and great to hear from other people and read their stories.
— Salote, a person with disability
It is great to attend training that is relevant and can be applied to work practice with knowledgeable facilitators.
— Bridie West, Support Coordinator
I had no confidence in my ability to support someone through this process [SDA] but now I know I can after yesterday’s training. Although it’s a time consuming task, you have shown us we all have the skills to do well at it.
— Lisa Davis, Support Coordinator
This year’s forum focused on this new era of the NDIS. Now is the time to explore how a reimagined NDIS could truly serve the people it was designed for!
Christie talks about the barriers to achieving her home and living goals
This research aims to understand what works well in the NDIS, how it has made a difference to people’s lives and what they would change about the NDIS.