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People with disability break free from aged care

Source: ABC News |   Author: Nas Campanella

Almost 4,000 young Australians with disability live in aged care too, and advocates say a broken system is preventing any progress on finding them somewhere else to live.
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$2.5b disability housing sector set to explode in size

Source: Australian Financial Review |   Author:  Michael Bleby

Specialist housing for disabled people, which has grown from nothing into a $2.5 billion asset class in just five years, is poised to expand a further fivefold in response to demand for housing that meets the needs of an estimated 28,000 young people, a new industry report shows.
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Construction Code Changes Can Future-Proof Homes

Source: The Urban Developer |   Author:  Di Winkler

Australia’s building ministers at their meeting on April 30 decided to include minimum accessibility standards in the 2022 National Construction Code (NCC).

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Accessibility becomes the new standard

Source: Probono Australia |   Author: Di Winkler & Peter Mulherin

Australia’s building ministers have decided to include accessible design features in the National Construction Code. Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin look at what that means.

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Time to future proof Australian housing

Source: Probono Australia  |  Author: Di Winkler and Peter Mulherin


Only a mandatory approach to accessibility standards will future-proof Australia’s housing…
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A new era begins for younger people in aged care

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda |   Author:  Amelia Condi

There’s support for aged care providers as they transition to NDIS and start providing more choice and control for people with disability, writes Amelia Condi.

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Private sector flocks to specialist disability accommodation

Source: Australian Financial Review |   Author:  Michael Bleby

The pipeline of new homes developed with National Disability Insurance Scheme funding has jumped by 50 per cent over the past 12 months, the latest report by the Summer Foundation and Social Ventures Australia…
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NDIS training held at Broadmeadows

Source: Northern Health | Photo: Northern Health

Northern Health has partnered with the Summer Foundation to up skill our staff in how we work with the NDIS…

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‘No leadership’ on aged care

The Morrison government’s “Claytons action plan” for younger people in residential aged care was symptomatic of a “distinct lack of leadership” on the issue, the Aged Care Royal Commission has heard.
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Get All young out of aged care: commission

Source: 7 News  |  Reporter: Megan Neil
A federal government plan will not do enough to stop the pipeline of younger people ending up in aged care and help those already “lost” in nursing homes, a royal commission…
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Aged Care Inquiry

THE NDIA says is confident it will be able to significantly reduce the number of people under the age of 65 living in aged care.
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Young in aged care a ‘national disgrace’

An aged care royal commissioner says the system of younger people with disabilities being stuck in nursing homes is at best a national embarrassment and at worst a national disgrace.
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