Supporting young people living in aged care to benefit from the NDIS - Summer Foundation
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Supporting young people living in aged care to benefit from the NDIS


The Government has set a new target that will see no one under the age of 65 being admitted into Residential Aged Care (RAC) by 2022. This UpSkill workshop, brought to you by the Summer Foundation, will explain what this means for you, and how you can support young people living in aged care to access appropriate housing and supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

This is an interactive workshop and there will be practical exercises, group discussion and opportunity for questions and answers.

Why you should attend:

If you are a support coordinator or allied health professional supporting younger people in residential aged care this workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the interface between the NDIS and aged care systems, so you can support a person with complex disability to negotiate these systems
  • Support younger RAC residents to build their skills so they can make informed choices and reconnect with their community
  • Understand how aged care providers and support coordinators can work together to assist younger people to explore their housing and support options
  • Uphold the rights of younger people in RAC to live the life they want with their family and friends
  • Understand recent NDIS policy changes to stop people under 65 entering RAC, and to support younger people in RAC to leave, if that is their choice

Topics include:

  • Recent policy changes related to younger people living in residential aged care
  • What funding the NDIS can provide to young people in residential aged care and what is the responsibility of the residential aged care provider
  • Housing and support options for younger people who want to leave aged care
  • Working collaboratively across systems to support young people to leave aged care

Who is this for:

  • Support coordinators
  • NDIS allied health professionals
  • RAC providers, including Nursing Unit Managers and lifestyle coordinators

Workshop facilitators: This workshop will be facilitated by Linda Hughes – Support Coordinator and NDIS expert, advocate and the Summer Foundation’s UpSkill Lead.

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