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Research study – younger people at risk of living in aged care


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About 60 young people with disability are admitted to residential aged care every month.

Many are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). With the Government committed to supporting young people to move out of aged care, it is important to evaluate the outcomes for young people at risk of living in aged care.  

Aims

The Summer Foundation and La Trobe University are leading a study of young people at risk of entering residential aged care to understand the role and impact of the NDIS. 

The objectives of this study are to:

  1. Understand people’s experiences with the NDIS. 
  2. Explore people’s progress towards their goals.
  3. Evaluate the impact of housing and NDIS on independence, participation, quality of life and choice and control.

We hope to learn more about how the NDIS can support young people with disability at risk of entering residential aged care. 

We also hope to learn more about NDIS planning and funding, and the impact of housing and the NDIS on the lives of people with disability.

How to get involved?

If you are a young person with disability at risk of living in residential aged care, we would like to talk to you.
You do not need to have NDIS funding to take part in the study.  

We would like to talk to you about your experiences in a 1-hour interview (by phone or zoom). If you agree, we would like to follow up with you each year for 3 more years to talk about your experiences with housing and support and the NDIS. 

If you would like more information about the study, please contact us 
Phone: 1300 319 014
Text: 0456 115 141     
Email: research@summerfoundation.org.au

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