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Aged care royal commission wants facts on young people with disability

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Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.

In opening statements on Friday, joint commissioners Richard Tracey and Lynelle Briggs said one of the major themes of the royal commission would be the issue of young people with disabilities in aged care.

As of June 2017 there were 6,242 young people in residential aged care across Australia, including 542 under the age of 49. At the end of June last year, 2,531 of this group were active NDIS participants, according to figures cited by The Summer Foundation, an advocacy organisation for young people who are in, or at risk of entering aged care facilities.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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