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We keep hearing good news about developments that are improving the lives of young people who would otherwise be forced into nursing homes because there are no alternatives.
There is still much to be done, but new housing opportunities are increasing. Improvements to the SDA pathway, growing numbers of new builds, and changes to policies are allowing more young people with complex support needs to live more independently.
The recent release of the Aged Care Royal Commission’s interim report examined the range of issues that have led to young people going into nursing homes, and we welcome the revised targets the government has announced to stop younger people going into aged care, and the renewed collaboration effort that has resulted from this announcement between government, the NDIA and community partners. We look forward to working with other agencies to address this challenge once and for all.
Executive Manager – Practice