Senate Inquiry Submission

A Federal Government Senate Inquiry into the ‘Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia was announced in December 2014. The Senate Committee for Community Affairs was interested in hearing from individuals and families about their experiences of RAC.

The Summer Foundation prepared a 100-page submission where we identified 8 key areas of focus that would help resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes. The Summer Foundation was invited to present at both the Melbourne and Sydney Hearings, and also supported 10 people to tell their story to the Committee.