THE SUMMER FOUNDATION ANNUAL PUBLIC FORUM 2019
GETTING YOUNGER PEOPLE OUT OF AGED CARE: HOW LONG IS TOO LONG?
The Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum 2019 was held on Thursday 31 October at The Arena, The Village at NAB Docklands.DOWNLOAD ANNUAL PUBLIC FORUM TRANSCRIPT
The 2019 Summer Foundation Annual Public Forum was held at an important time. The systems that must change to keep young people out of aged care are being influenced in ways we’ve never seen before.
In September 2019, the Aged Care Royal Commission heard devastating evidence about the impact of living in nursing homes on many younger people. It also heard about the system failures that continue to see 6 younger Australians enter residential aged care every day. On the afternoon of the forum – 31 October 2019 – the Royal Commission delivered its scathing interim report.
Meanwhile, the NDIS continues to mature, health systems seek to adapt, the housing market looks for direction as it responds, and the Australian Government’s Young People in Aged Care Action Plan is underway.
Presenter Beverley O’Connor (ABC News 24) led the discussion, featuring an expert panel:
Helen Burt – a younger woman who lives in aged care
Scott McNaughton – Acting Deputy CEO – Government, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement, NDIA
Iain Edwards – Operations Director of Community Health, Peninsula Health
Allanah Kennedy – Senior Manager Independence Division, Transport Accident Commission
Breaking through the Barriers Seminar
This year’s forum was followed by a seminar for people with disability, their families and those who work in the sector.
People who are stuck in hospital or aged care face a number of barriers – getting the right info, finding suitable housing, organising suitable support, making the most out of their NDIS funding. This seminar focused on ways to break through these barriers and get a successful housing outcome in the community.DOWNLOAD SEMINAR TRANSCRIPT