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new targets to stop young people with disabilities being placed into aged care

Source: Australia Wide (ABC Radio)  |  Reporter: Sinead Mangan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his government will spend more than half a billion dollars on aged care, this follows the damning interim report into the sector from the …

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 (National Disability Insurance Scheme).…

The winners of the two Allen Martin Scholarships for 2019 were announced at the Allen Martin Memorial Lecture and Scholarship Announcement event, held on Wednesday 13 November.…

Source: The Estate Agent | November 2019

New website makes it easier for people with disabilities to find suitable accommodation.…

Source: Disability Support Guide  |  Reporter: Liz Alderslade

The Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has recommended the removal of all younger people with disability from aged care and to stem the flow …

Source: The Wire  |  Reporter: Isabella Guzman  |  Photo: Pixabay

The Royal Commission released their report on aged care called “Neglect” this Saturday, in it they have described the Australian aged care system “unsafe” and “uncaring” and have …

The Summer Foundation, the Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance and Youngcare welcome the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim Report, which was released by the government today. In its report, the Commission has accepted two important targets relating to …

The Summer Foundation Board is extremely pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr Di Winkler as CEO of the Summer Foundation. Di is founder of the Summer Foundation, and was CEO from the organisation’s inception in 2006 until early 2018.…

Source: intheblack  |  Reporter: Jan McCallum

Australia has a long history of holding royal commissions, and they’re now being used to tackle complex social issues like aged care, domestic violence and more.…

You’re invited to the Summer Foundation’s Annual Public Forum

This year’s Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum comes at an important time. Systems must change to keep young people out of aged care. And these systems are being influenced and are

The Summer Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Allen Martin Research Scholarship 2019, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kew and Robinson Gill Lawyers.…

Source: Aged Care Guide  |  Reporter: Liz Alderslade

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hosted a panel of industry experts who are actively attempting to address the issue of younger people with disability living in residential aged …

Source: Sky News  |  Reporter: Andrea Crothers  |  Photo: Getty Images

Source: The Australian  |  Reporter: Stephen Lunn

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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Source: 7 News  |  Reporter: Megan Neil

Source: HelloCare  |  Reporter: Caroline Egan

There is a “pipeline” of young people moving from hospital to residential aged care, and often other options are not even considered, the royal commission has heard.

Every week in Australia, on average …

Source: Government News  |  Reporter: Judy Skatssoon  |  Photo: Kelly Barnes

A health department bureaucrat has been asked by a royal commissioner to explain whether the 6000 young Australians with disability who are currently in aged care facilities have …

Source: 9 News  |  Reporter: Megan Neil

Source: The Australian  |  Reporter: Stephen Lunn  |  Photo: David Crosling

Younger people living in aged care in Australia is a “significant human rights issue” which must be brought to an end, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Ben Gauntlett says.

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Source: 7 News  | Reporter: Megan Neil | Photo: AAP

On the first night of James Nutt’s “sentence” in an aged care facility, the 21-year-old dropped his head in his hands and cried.

“I thought to myself: ‘I’m 21, I’ve …

Source: SBS News  |  Reporter: Rachel Cary

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, but when questioned at the Royal Commission into …

Source: The West Australian  | Reporter: Megan Neil | Photo: AAP

James Nutt, 35, views his years in a nursing home as a “sentence”.

A number of younger people who are living, or have lived, in residential aged care will …

Source: Aged Care Guide  |  Reporter: Liz Alderslade

Source: Lakes Mail  |  Photo: David Crosling

Source: The Courier  |  Reporter: Megan Neil  |  Photo: AAP