In The Media | 11 May 2017

NDIS Report Card – Young People in Residential Care

Analysis of previously unreleased aged care data shows that more young people are entering residential aged care (RAC) in the NDIS.

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that admissions of young people with disability to RAC rose by 20 per cent in 2016 in two of the three NDIS trial sites despite the NDIS being available.

The Summer Foundation has released its first NDIS Report Card which measures the progress of the NDIS against six critical outcomes for young people in RAC and will be published twice a year.

There are currently over 6,200 people aged under 65 years residing in RAC because there is no more appropriate option available. There are over 500 people under 50 residing in RAC across Australia. One in four young people in RAC are parents of school-aged children. Each year nearly 200 people under 50 are admitted to RAC.

Source: Pro Bono Australia