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”.