In The Media | 25 June 2015

Young disabled people forced to live in aged care homes being forgotten, Senate inquiry finds

Young disabled Australians forced to live in aged care facilities are being forgotten and ignored, according to a new report tabled in the Senate.

More than 7,000 young Australians with intellectual and physical disabilities are living in aged care homes around the country.

A Senate committee recommended that by 2018, those people should be able to transition out of nursing homes.

The inquiry was brought on after a push by West Australian Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds.

Senator Reynolds said the testimonies from disabled Australians in nursing homes were “harrowing”.