Report

Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

24 June 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-247-0

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 16KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 66KB)

Recommendations to the Australian Government
Recommendations to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Recommendations to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 30KB)

Terms of Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgements
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Young people in residential care and unmet need—trends and statistics (PDF 146KB)

Introduction
Young people living in the residential aged care system and other cared accommodation
Table 2.1: Number of young people (<65 years of age) in residential aged care facilities by state and age group in 2013–14
Table 2.2: Number and per cent of young people in permanent residential aged care by age group in 2013–14
Trends for young people
Recent initiatives and inquiries for young people with disability in RACF[16]
Figure 2.1: Number of people (aged 0–49 years) admitted to permanent residential aged care
Unmet need

Chapter 3 - Residential aged care facilities as an accommodation option for severely disabled young people (PDF 171KB)

Introduction
International obligations
The right to choose a home
Suitability of Residential Aged Care Facilities and other types of accommodation
Supporting families and individuals to stay at home or in the community
Committee view

 Chapter 4 - Current systems of care for young people living with severe disability (PDF 587KB)

Introduction
Service delivery and transition
Table 4.1: Estimated costs of delayed transitions through the rehabilitation continuum
Figure 4.1: Model of continuous care
Table 4.2: Summary of accommodation options for young people living with disability
Regional, rural and remote communities
Assisted decision making and advocacy
Training the workforce

Chapter 5 - The Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care Initiative, the National Disability Agreement and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (PDF 350KB)

Introduction
Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care Initiative
Figure 5.1: Extract from the Mid-term YPIRAC scheme report
National Disability Agreement
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Subsequent developments and current support options for young people with a disability
Figure 5.2: Process for support assessment options for young people with a disability who are known to the DSC
Figure 5.3: Process for support assessment for young people with a disability not known to the DSC
Committee view

Chapter 6 - Conclusion and Recommendations (PDF 51KB)

Introduction
Recommendations to the Australian Government
Recommendations to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Recommendations to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 36KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 24KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the adequacy of existing residential care arrangements available for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia.

Past Public Hearings

15 May 2015: Canberra, ACT
01 Apr 2015: Darwin, NT
12 Mar 2015: Hobart, TAS

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