Supporting Young People with Disability to Move Out of Aged Care Facilities

The release of the Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has recommended  younger people living with a disability to move out from aged care facilities. Aged care facilities do not provide an appropriate model of care and support for a younger person living with a disability. As of June 30 2018, there are 6,045 people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care, this may also mean that younger people with a disability living in aged care may not be receiving all their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

At St Jude’s Health Care Services we recognise that a younger person living with a disability requires a person centred model of support in an environment that allows them to build capacity and develop life skills such as cooking, cleaning, domestic duties, shopping, personal care, and inclusion in  their local community.

St Judes has supported a number of younger people living in aged care facilities to move into more independent, person centred, community living options here in Western Australia.

The Royal Commission provides the positive support of choice and respected needs of a younger person living with a disability. You can read more about the report here https://www.disabilitysupportguide.com.au/talking-disability/younger-people-with-disability-need-to-be-removed-from-aged-care

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